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Jesse Owens North (JON) Recreation Center

2151 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43210 • Phone: 614-292-0696 • Driving Directions

Guest passes are available for purchase. Only credit cards and BuckID are accepted.

Spring Semester, 2017

January 8, 2017 - April 24, 2017

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

Spring Semester Finals and Break

April 25, 2017 - May 6, 2017

Monday - Friday: Noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 6 p.m.

Summer Closure

We want to remind you that Jesse Owens North will be closed beginning May 7, 2017, for the summer and reopen August 20, 2017.  The North Recreation Center will be open to provide recreation opportunities on north campus during the summer. In addition RPAC, ARC, JOS and the OAC will also be open for member use over the summer. 


This fully accessible north campus satellite facility offers:

  • two basketball courts and one matted court which can be reserved for one hour of playing time
  • free weights 
  • strength training machines 
  • cardio equipment 

Equipment available for checkout with a valid BuckID includes:

  • men's and women's basketballs
  • dip belts
  • forearm blaster
  • jump ropes
  • squat bar neck support
  • weight belts
  • wrist straps
  • locks 

Day-use lockers are also available and locks are available to rent. Please note that bags are not allowed on the fitness floor.

Reserve a Basketball Court

At Jesse Owens North, groups can reserve a basketball court for one hour, once a week, by calling the scheduling office at 614-292-6481.