During this phase of reopening, visitors should expect limited hours, capacity, and amenities. Keep an eye on this webpage for updates.
Please help protect our community by practicing CDC hygiene recommendations, maintaining at least 6 ft physical distancing (10 ft is recommended while exercising), and following all facility policies and procedures.
Monday – Friday: 6 AM – 10 AM and 12 PM – 10 PM
Saturday, Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM
View the Cameras & Counts page for info tracked live
Following University of Florida and UF Health guidelines a face mask or cloth face covering will be required everywhere on campus except when in a private office, a work area away from others or in well-ventilated outdoor areas where people are separated by at least 6 feet. People not using a face mask or covering (outside of the exceptions noted) will be asked to put one on or leave the area to help maintain the safety of our faculty, staff and students.
Equipment Checkout will not be available during our reopening phase. Singles badminton and pickleball will be permitted, but participants will need to provide their own equipment. We encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle since the water fountains are closed. For the weight room, participants will need to supply their own weight belts, jump ropes, etc.
Individuals interested in purchasing a new membership may do so by visiting: https://recsports.ufl.edu/about/memberships/eligibility/ If you need any assistance with Membership related questions, please email us at RSMembershipServices@ufsa.ufl.edu or call 352-273-2436.
Each participant will have their temperature taken prior to accessing Southwest Recreation Center. Any participants that has a recorded temperature of 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C) or greater will not be permitted to access the facility.
|OPEN AT SWRC||CLOSED AT SWRC|
|Cardio levels 1 & 2 (limited capacity)||Locker Rooms|
|Functional training area (limited capacity)||Activity Rooms|
|Weight room (limited capacity)||Basketball, Volleyball, and other non-approved uses of the multipurpose courts|
|Membership Office||Olympic Lifting|
|Singles badminton||Softball Complex|
|Singles pickleball||Training Center|
|Singles racquetball||Water Fountains|
|Day-use locker hallway (limited)|
|UVS Sand Volleyball Courts|
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• 14,000 sq. ft. Strength and Conditioning Room
• Six Indoor Basketball Courts
• Five Racquetball Courts
• Multipurpose Gymnasium for Indoor Soccer, Handball and Basketball
• 15,000 sq. ft. split-level cardio room with personal viewing screens
• First Floor includes state of the art cardio equipment, a functional fitness area with kettlebells, light-weight dumbbells, a throwing wall and benches
• Second Floor includes state of the art cardio equipment and a 1/9 mile indoor track
• Two Massage Therapy rooms
• Personal Training studio
• Fitness Assessment Center (FAC)
• Athletic Training room
• Three Activity rooms
• Men’s and Women’s locker rooms with digital locks
• Day lockers
• Social lounge equipped with seating areas, flat screen TVs, WiFi and a smoothie bar
3150 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611
The Southwest Recreation Center is located at the corner of Hull Road and Bledsoe Drive across from the Harn Museum and the Center for the Performing Arts.
Strength & Conditioning and Free Orientations
Southwest Recreation Center and Student Fitness & Recreation Center are staffed with trained Fitness Associates and Fitness Supervisors to ensure the safety of participants and assist in basic exercise selection or performing exercise that may need to be spotted.
We offer free orientations for anyone interested in learning more about the weight and cardio rooms.
• Having trouble finding your way around?
• Puzzled about getting set up with weight equipment?
• Curious about how to enhance your workout on cardio equipment?
Ask a Fitness Associate in our facilities to conduct your orientation today. Group orientations are also available
The majority of funding for UF Department of Recreational Sports comes from A&S fees paid by most current UF students. Non-student membership rates and access policies, including those for guests and spectators, are established to protect the interests of fee-paying students.
A non-member or non-fee-paying student must purchase a guest pass for access to services and programs including:
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Phone: (352) 273-2436
For equipment rental/reservation for a special event please e-mail RSEquipmentCheckOut@ufsa.ufl.edu
Southwest Recreation Center Equipment Check Out
Indoor and Outdoor Volleyballs
Indoor Men/Women Basketballs
Indoor and Outdoor Soccer Balls
Flag Football Flags