May News and Announcements | Recreational Services | Kent State University

May News and Announcements



The Sports Arena resurfacing project will unfortunately keep our basketball courts offline from May 21 through June 1. To complete the final phase of the project, there will be two coats of sealer applied: the first after we close on Thursday, May 24 and again on Friday, May 25. The sealer produces a very strong odor, and as a result, the SRWC will be closed from Friday May 25 through Sunday May 27. We are expecting to reopen on Monday, May 28 at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. in observance of our Memorial Day hours. We will transition back to our regular Summer hours on Tuesday, May 29, which can be found here. We are still investigating alternatives for basketball during this closure, but minimally, we have four outdoor basketball courts (marked on the map below) that are available for usage.


To provide an option for our members during this closure, we have collaborated with Residence Services to offer the Tri-Rec facility in Tri-Towers as an alternate location for the three days the SRWC is closed. This facility is located about a mile north of the SRWC (see map below) and houses over 75 pieces of weight and cardio equipment as well as space for mat exercises.


All current members and guests ages 16 and older will be allowed access, and we will operate during the same Summer hours as the SRWC: Friday 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. There are no locker rooms available, but daily use lockers will be available to safely store your items. Parking will be free ONLY for the marked lots below.


We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to make necessary improvements to our aging facility.


Tri-Rec Address: 1475 Leebrick Drive, Kent, OH 44242