Ideas for a College Recreation Center
Many college recreation centers are pretty extravagant these days, with all types of atypical offerings to attract new students, as well as current students and faculty. Even so, there are several things you can do to spice up your college’s recreation center to have a more well-attended, well-rounded sports facility.
Here are six unique ideas to add more value to your college recreation center.
Provide a Spa
College can be a very busy and stressful time, so what better way to relieve stress than with a visit to the on-campus spa at the recreation center. Students will love this addition to your current setup and services can be tailored as the school’s leadership sees fit.
Add a Rope Course
While rock walls are becoming a much more common thing in college recreation centers, rope courses are not as common yet. Many students love living an active lifestyle, but they may not enjoy more traditional sports like football, basketball, or soccer. Adding a rope course to your current setup could entice those looking for something a bit more non-traditional.
Billiards and Bowling
Many college recreation centers are catering to non-athletes with less “athletic” games such as billiards, spades, or bowling. It’s not unnatural for some students to be intimidated by the thought of going to the gym on campus, but by providing less traditional options, you are welcoming a large percentage of the student population with more diversified options.
Offer Bike Rentals
It’s no secret that biking is a very common mode of transportation on college campuses. Unfortunately, not all students will have a bike on campus. For this reason, offering bike rentals at the student recreation center is another powerful way to get more feet in the door and to introduce those students to all your sports facility has to offer.
Host Healthy Cooking Classes
Nutrition/cooking classes are a great way to encourage healthy habits, both in and out of the gym and your recreation center is the perfect place to host healthy cooking or nutrition classes. Students and faculty will love these and if they are offered often enough, the classes might even grow a bold following.
Offer Outdoor Group Activities
Outdoor group activities like zip lining, hiking, canoeing, or spelunking are great ways for college students to get to know one another, make new friends, or encourage team building among college clubs. This option is especially enticing if a university is located in a geographically diverse area.
Contact Sports Facilities Advisory About Your Recreation Center
If you need additional ideas for your college rec center or would like some professional assistance to get started, don’t hesitate to contact Sports Facilities Advisory. Designing and managing sports facilities is what we do best, so give us a call today!