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Open Recreation

The casual
Way to Play

Get some unstructured play in your day!

Looking to blow off some steam, get some exercise or challenge your friends? You don't need to be in intramural leagues or club sports to use our facilities. UREC's Open Recreation options are just for you! We've got everything you need to have a blast, all on your own terms.

Facility Hours

Students enjoying open swim in the pooolStudent working on her volleyball serveStudent shooting hoops in the east gymstudents playing bean bag toss


Shoot hoops, spike the ball or just relax in the pool

If there's not a program or practice going on, our facilities are open for you to use whenever you want to unwind or get active. Play a pick-up game of basketball or volleyball with friends in the east or west gyms, hone your soccer skills on the indoor turf gym, or challenge your reflexes on the racquetball courts (wallyball is welcome too!). Feeling more low-key? Take a dip in the pool for some relaxing lap swimming or just have some fun splashing around.

UWGB West Gym

East & West Gyms

These multipurpose gyms can host a plethora of activities beyond the normal basketball and volleyball games.

UWGB Indoor Turf Gym

Turf Gym

The indoor turf gym is used for soccer, football, or other open rec activities as desired.

UWGB Raquetball court

Racquetball Courts

A court is available for racquetball, wallyball, or other open rec activities as desired. Enter down the stairs. 

UWGB indoor pool


The pool is open for lap and recreation swim throughout the week. Check the pool schedule.

Pool Schedule


We've got all the gear you need

No need to worry about bringing your own equipment! Just head to the front desk with your student ID and check out what you need, free of charge. We have everything from volleyballs and badminton rackets to soccer balls and pickleball sets. 

  • Badminton racket & birdie
  • Bag toss boards & bags
  • Football
  • Basketball (men's or women's)
  • Pickleball, paddles & net
  • Racquetball & racket
  • Soccer ball
  • Softball & bat
  • Tennis racket & ball
  • Volleyball & net
  • Wallyball
  • Yoga mat

Remember: All equipment must be returned by the end of the day.

Need a Net?

Our friendly front desk staff is happy to set up nets for volleyball, badminton, tennis, and pickleball. Just let them know what you need and they'll get you started in no time.

UWGB intramural basketball game

Want something more structured?

Check out our Intramural Sports and Club Sports offerings for organized leagues and competitions.

Jeff Willems

Have Questions?

Have questions about Open Recreation or equipment availability? Reach out to the UREC front desk at 920-465-2449 or We're always happy to help!

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