To better serve Recreational Sports members and the OSU Community, Student Legacy Park, the Sand Volleyball Courts and multiple Dixon Recreation Center Program and Services spaces underwent construction throughout the 2023-2024 academic year.

Student Legacy Park Fields (Completed Summer 2023)

  • All athletic fields have a new synthetic turf with a cork infill and a cushioned elastic layer. This provides a cooler, more sustainable field with consistent performance.  
  • The east field has full-sized removable rugby goals. 
  • Student Legacy Park fencing was repaired. 

Student Legacy Park Track (Competed Summer 2023)

  • The track was resurfaced with a new pigmented textured spray coating, adding increased vibrancy to the existing color and enhanced durability. 

Student Legacy Park Basketball and Tennis Courts (Completed Summer 2023)

  • The basketball and indoor and outdoor tennis courts were resurfaced. 
  • The tennis courts windscreens were replaced. 
  • The court's fencing was repaired. 

Student Legacy Park Central Plaza (Completed Summer 2023)

  • New shade structures were installed to provide increased comfort from the sun.
  • Synthetic landscape turf installation was installed to enhance event and recreation flexibility and accessibility while eliminating the need for irrigation and allowing for year-round use. 

Dixon Service and Program Spaces (Completed Winter Break 2023)

  • A new Fitness & Wellness community hub was created to support wellness coaching, fitness assessment and student staff. 
  • The Sport Programs offices was renovated to support enhanced services including a head injury impact-testing room and increased office space. 
  • The administrative offices within the Dixon Recreation Center Room 211 was updated to create enhanced student work spaces. 

Multipurpose Room 3 (Completed Winter Term 2024)

  • Renovated to support mind, body programming with LED lighting, natural materials, curtains and enhanced circulation. 

Sand Volleyball Courts (Estimated Completion Spring 2024)

  • Synthetic landscape turf installation will enhance event and recreation flexibility and accessibility while eliminating the need for irrigation and allowing for year-round use. 
  • A new, concrete shaded area will be added that includes a drinking fountain/water bottle filling station, a hose and an accessible viewing area. 
  • Shade structures will be installed to increase user comfort. 
  • A fence will be installed along the south edge of the new turf, between the volleyball pit and Washington Way, to create a separate space between recreation activity and pathways.  

Fitness Courtyard (Estimated Completion Winter Term 2024)

  • The outdoor space located on the south end of Dixon is being converted to a low-maintenance multi-use area for activity. The space will have four Fit Boxes with various fitness equipment, including kettlebells, dumbbells, and slam balls.