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Adventure Recreation Center (ARC)

855 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH 43210 • Phone: 614-247-8686 • 
Driving Directions

Guest Passes are available for these and all Rec Sports facilities. The ARC only accepts credit card or BuckID for payment. 


Autumn Semester Hours (Saturday, August 23-Tuesday, December 9)

Monday - Thursday: 6 a.m.-Midnight
Friday: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m.-Midnight

Family Hours
Saturday: 8 a.m. - Noon
Sunday: 8 a.m. - Noon

ARC Home Football Game Day Adjusted Schedule

September 6 - CLOSED
September 13 - OPEN 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
September 27 - CLOSED
October 18 - OPEN 8 a.m-Noon
November 1 - CLOSED
November 22 - OPEN 5- 10 p.m.
November 29 - CLOSED

Thanksgiving Hours

Wednesday, November 26 - 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday, November 27 - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (family hours all day)
Friday, November 28 - 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (family hours all day)
Saturday, November 29 - CLOSED
Sunday, November 30 - 8 a.m.-Midnight


A map of the ARC's inside layout is attached to the right.

This state-of-the-art West Campus recreation facility boasts four hardwood basketball courts (converts to five volleyball courts), two indoor turf fields, free weights, strength training machines and cardio equipment. There are also day-use locker and individual shower facilities, and the building is fully accessible and air-conditioned. The ARC also houses the Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC).

Family hours are available to current members (including students paying the semester fee) and their registered family members. To register your family members, please stop at the front desk of the ARC or the RPAC Welcome Center.

Guest passes are available for this and all Rec Sports facilities.