Welcome to the Department of Recreational Services

Online Registration
*Note: current members must visit the Pro Shop or call 330-672-4REC when setting up their online account the first time to receive their membership account number and qualify for member pricing.


The Department of Recreational Services aims to foster a lifelong commitment to health and wellness for the people we serve through exceptional programs, learning opportunities, services and facilities. Our staff includes programmers, administrators and more than 200 student employees all focused on creating an outstanding experience for the people we serve.


The Department of Recreational Services serves the Kent State University community. That community includes, but is not limited to, students, faculty, staff and community members. We offer outdoor adventure programming, swim lessons, fitness classes, personal training, ice skating and hockey lessons, community sport leagues, paddling trips and so much more!


The Department of Recreational Services operates a number of facilities across the Kent State campus. Our most recent addition, the Kent State University Disc Golf Course, connects our existing facilities to establish an official Recreation Corridor at Kent State University.

  • Student Recreation and Wellness Center
    The Student Recreation and Wellness Center features 153,000 square feet of state-of-the-art fitness amenities. Opened in 1999, the facility has won numerous architectural design awards and has been featured in magazines as one of the top fitness facilities in the nation.
  • Student Recreation Fields
    The Student Recreation Fields feature two lighted multipurpose fields, a picnic pavilion, restrooms and equipment storage. The fields are utilized by intramural and club sports on a regular basis. They are also available for general use and rentals.
  • Kent State Ice Arena
    The Kent State Ice Arena boasts two rinks, a party room and a snack bar. Offering Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Hockey lessons, the Ice Arena also rents ice time to local organizations and is the home rink for the Kent State Club Hockey Team and the Kent Figure Skating Club.
  • Crooked River Adventures
    Crooked River Adventures is a canoe and kayak livery based at Tannery Park in downtown Kent that offers canoeing, kayaking and tubing down the Cuyahoga River. The livery is open seasonally from April to October and sees an average of 2,500 participants each year.
  • Allerton Sports Complex
    The Allerton Sports Complex includes four softball fields and a concession stand. The complex serves more than 32,000 players each year. The facility is used by intramural and community leagues in the addition to private rentals.
  • Kent State University Disc Golf Course
    Developed in Fall 2014, the Kent State University Disc Golf Course offers 18 holes over a two-mile course.