Department of Recreational Services

Kent State students work out in the university’s new Tri-Rec fitness facility located in the Tri-Towers Rotunda. Kent State University’s Recreational Services and Residence Services departments have collaborated to open a new fitness facility in the Tri-Towers Rotunda, exclusively for on-campus residents. The facility opened this spring semester. The 7,000-square-foot Tri-Rec includes more than 70 brand-new exercise machines and free weights. The space,...

Kent State students paddle their way down the Cuyahoga River near downtown Kent. Kent State’s Department of Recreational Services runs Crooked River Adventures, offering kayak, canoe, paddleboard and tubing trips during the summer months. “We’re going to go over a basic forward stroke,” a voice called out from the sun-soaked banks of the Cuyahoga River in Tannery Park. With a paddle in hand, Erin McNamara demonstrates how to steer a kayak through flowing river waters. McNamara is a senior at Kent State University and a guide for the university’s Crooked River Adventures, a...