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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. 


Spring Semester Finals and Break Hours (Tuesday, April 22 - Saturday, May 3)

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

May Session and Summer Term Hours (Sunday, May 4 - Friday, August 15)

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

The ARC will be closed Monday, May 12 - Sunday, May 18, for cleaning and maintenance. 

Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 23: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 24: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 25: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Monday, May 26: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.*

Independence Day 
Friday, July 4: 1 - 5 p.m.*

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

*Notes: Family hours will be held during scheduled building hours on all marked (*) days.


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.