VCU Recreational Sports offers a wide variety of informal activities for VCU Students and Rec Sports members at both the Cary Street Recreation Complex and the MCV Campus Recreation & Aquatic Center. These activities require no registration or fees. Come to our facilities and participate in the following activities:
Available at both facilities:
• Lap and leisure swimming
• Use of the fitness centers: free weights, cardio, selectorized strength training equipment
• Basketball, volleyball, table tennis and badminton
• Group Exercise Class participation
Available at Cary Street Recreation Complex (Cary Street Gym, Cary Street Field, Outing Rental Center, Thalhimer Tennis Center):
• Outdoor tennis
• Rock climbing and bouldering
• Running/walking on the indoor track
• Multi Activity Center (MAC) activities: indoor soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, Medic dodgeball
• Outdoor sports on Cary Street Field
• Outdoor basketball
• Indoor tennis is available under the bubble at Thalhimer Tennis Center, free for VCU students, court fees apply for Rec Sports members
• Designated Spinning Room
Available at MCV Campus Recreation & Aquatic Center
Every program area is scheduled for specific informal recreation activities throughout the day and week. Some areas, such as the fitness centers, will be continuously available for their designated activity. Multipurpose areas (such as gyms, the MAC, aquatic centers, etc.) will be designated for certain sports and activities during scheduled times. These schedules will be posted in the facilities and online. During those times, members are free to "drop in" and participate in those activities.
Student organizations can reserve certain spaces for appropriate recreational activities at the Cary Street Gym for their use during open reservation periods.
• Make your reservation.
• We’ll provide the space, equipment, officials, and we’ll also help you with programming your activity.
• You provide the participants!
Questions? Contact Karen Carden at 827.0323.
Reservations can be made for Friday nights, 7 pm - midnight, and Saturday nights, 5 pm - midnight.
The following spaces can be reserved during these times:
• Climbing wall, Bouldering wall
• 4 court gym
• Aquatic Center leisure pool and/or activity pool
• Group Exercise Rooms (for exercise classes only)
• Limited use of the Fitness Center
Download, and print the Request for Space Form to reserve a space at Cary Street Gym on Friday or Saturday night. Send it to Karen Carden, PO Box 842029, or bring it to the Cary Street Gym.
In order to ensure maximum access for all VCU students and Recreational Sports members to recreate in our facilities, Recreational Sports reserves the right to prevent any group from monopolizing any facility, program or equipment. A monopolizing group shall be defined as two or more patrons whose actions intimidate or prevent other patrons from using any facility, program or equipment. Groups shall not monopolize any particular area or equipment, limiting access to its use by other patrons, or intimidating other patrons from using facilities, programs or equipment. Violation of this policy is grounds for immediate dismissal from the facility and possible suspension of Recreational Sports facility access.
The following organized activities subject to this policy include (but are not limited to): athletic or sport club captain’s practices, general practices, coach’s clinics or practices, team lifts, group practices, training drills, and one-on-one instruction. Recreational Sports utilizes a facility schedule grid to publicize the scheduled activity for each area. Recreational Sports Student Employees are not authorized to deviate from this schedule. Scheduled reservations will be accepted for group activities for Friday and Saturday nights using the Request For Space Form, available at our facilities or online at www.recsports.vcu.edu. ALL Requests for Space must be approved by the Associate Director for Programs, or the Director of Recreational Sports. Student staff members are not authorized to give approval for Requests for Space.
Space Reservation Request Forms
Current Area Schedules
Cary Street Gym
June 16 - 22
Cary Street Field - Closed for renovation
Thalhimer Tennis Center - Closed for the summer