University Recreation Facilities

Weinstein Center for Recreation

As one of only five facilities in the country to receive the 2008 NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation Outstanding Sports Facility award, the Weinstein Center for Recreation is one of the most actively and universally used buildings on campus. The Weinstein Center for Recreation is certified LEED Gold.

The Weinstein Center for Recreation is the hub of University Recreation. The Weinstein Center for Recreation offers a three-court gymnasium where any of the courts can be converted for basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, table tennis, or just open space. There is an elevated indoor track with 2 lanes; walkers are asked to stay to the outside, runners to the inside. One lap around the track is 1/10 of a mile. The natatorium includes a six-lane, 25 yard swimming pool with both a low and high dive. All members have access to our treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent and upright bikes, as well as steppers. Members can take advantage of strength circuits as well as a variety of plate-loaded and free weight equipment. There are racquetball and squash courts available for use; racquets, balls and goggles can be checked out at Member Services for no charge. The (2) multipurpose rooms are open for general use when a class is not in session; rooms are equipped with exercise balls, dumbbells, stretching/yoga mats, spinning bikes (1st floor only), jump ropes, and other exercise accessories. After your workout enjoy one of our saunas; we have three Saunas located in the men and women faculty/staff locker room and in the hallway between the men/women community locker rooms.

  • Outdoor Facilities

    Disc Golf Course

    The 18-hole HB Clark signature designed Disc Golf Course at the University of Richmond opened on March 16, 2011. All students, faculty, staff, and the Richmond community are welcome to use this course. The course is located on the Westhampton side of campus weaving from the President’s House to the WC Tennis Courts, around the lake and back to Alumni Center. Here is the Disc Golf Course Map.

    Intramural Fields

    Intramural competitions, sport club practices and competitions, and outside groups use this space. In order to find free time it is necessary to consult the Intramural Field schedules posted on the shed.

    University of Richmond Intramural fields, Basketball courts and Sand Volleyball court are for use by organized activity and UR students/faculty/staff ONLY. Organized activity must be supervised by UR personnel that occur on the Intramural fields, Basketball courts and Sand Volleyball court. 

    Outdoor Sports Complex

    The outdoor sports complex consists of a sand volleyball pit, two basketball courts, and a picnic area.

    Challenge Course

    The Team Odyssey High Ropes Course opened in the spring of 2008. With 2 levels of high ropes challenges combined with low challenges, this facility provides opportunities for team building, experiential education, and leadership training. See Outdoor Adventure for more information and contact numbers.

    Westhampton College Tennis Courts

    There are four lighted hard surface tennis courts. Lights are on an automatic timer. Courts are used on a first-come, first-served basis when not scheduled for practices, competitions, or instructional programs.

  • Walking and Running Trails

    Around the lake and hills of the University of Richmond are many great trails to get out and exercise, whether walking, jogging or running. A few of the more popular of these include the blue loop, the gold loop, and the red loop. Each provides unique scenery and terrain. Combinations of the trails can also be used for almost any desired distance.

    Blue Loop (.65 miles)

    This route is the most popular trail for walkers, joggers, and runners alike. This route takes you in a loop along the banks of the Westhampton Lake. The route is entirely paved, and for the most part is quite flat.

    Gold Loop (.47 miles)

    The gold loop route take the runners through a variety of different scenery, going form lakeside to woodlands, to bordering the Greek Theater. It is about half paved, and has two long flat sections divided by fairly long inclines. Certain sections of this trail parallel both the red and blue trains.

    Red Loop (.48 miles)

    The red loop trail takes the runner through the heavily wooded portion of the University. Almost entirely unpaved, it is probably the most difficult terrain wise, while still remaining within the ability of most runners. For much of its distance it borders a scenic creek through the forest.