Designed to promote “healthy buildings for healthy bodies,” the renovation and expansion of the LSU Recreation Center increases student program offerings for fitness, leisure, wellness, aquatic and outdoor adventure in a sustainable, flexible environment. Completed in 2017, the new Student Recreation Center includes a lap pool, a one-of-a-kind lazy river, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts and a high-low ropes challenge course.
In addition to the 34,000 sq. ft. outdoor recreation area, the new-expanded 231,355 sq. ft. recreation center includes cardio and weight room space, six group fitness studios, a 38-foot-high climbing wall and bouldering area, five multipurpose courts, three MAC gyms and a functional training area. A 1/4-mile indoor elevated track winds through the space like an LSU Tiger tail and incorporates an inclined sprint track.