We're here for you and are happy to announce the resumption of Rec Sports facility operations with public health modifications aligned with the Oregon Health Authority and local health authority guidance. This resumption of facility operations builds upon Rec Sports' high standards of health, safety and cleanliness.

Availability & Access

Dixon Recreation Center: Cardio Rooms, Weight Rooms, Showers & Towel Service, Lane Pool, Dive Well, Gyms, Our Little Village (Child Care), Dixon Cafe, Badminton (singles only), Table Tennis (singles only), Pickleball (singles only), Basketball (two to a court with physical distancing), Indoor Climbing Center (Bouldering Only) ALI Equipment Rental, Bike Shop, Indoor Track. 

Student Legacy Park: Tennis Courts (singles only), Fields, Track and restrooms

Dixon Recreation Center: Indoor Volleyball Courts, Sand Volleyball Courts, Saunas, Diving Board, Hot Tub, Racquetball and Squash courts

Student Legacy Park: Basketball Court, Pavilion Canopy (bathrooms will remain open per Student Legacy Park hours)

Enter from the west (26th street) and tap your OSU ID proxy at the West entry desk to verify membership. Entries are recorded and may be provided to public health officials. Participants will be asked to answer questions about presenting symptoms. Please request accommodation at any service desk if masks present a barrier to service.

Exit to the east, near Goss Stadium.

Thank you for your partnership in navigating safe transitions. Signage is posted throughout available facilities to guide the flow of foot traffic and minimize face-to-face engagement.

  • Facility capacity is posted throughout the building.
  • Access will be afforded on a first-come, first-served basis and managed through self-regulation.
  • We appreciate your stewardship of time and conscientious sharing with all who are waiting.
  • Activity allowed in both indoor and outdoor facilities.
  • Maintaining physical distance between participants prohibits body-contact sports, spotting and the use of shared equipment.
  • Outdoor tennis, badminton, table tennis and pickleball are limited to singles only.

Facility Entrance Requirements

  • Participants are required to wear face masks at all times (with the exception of in the showers and in the pool).

Anyone who enters Dixon Recreation Center, including all Recreational Sports staff, will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and other heightened pandemic-related risks, which involves having their temperature taken and responding to the following questions: 

  1. Do you have any of the following? Fever or feeling feverish (such as chills, sweating), cough, mild or moderate difficulty breathing, sore throat, muscle aches or body aches, vomiting or diarrhea, or a recent loss of taste or smell.
  2. In the past 14 days, have you been in contact with a person known or suspected to have COVID-19?
  3. Have you been told by a health care provider, a county health authority or an OSU official that you or someone in your household should be in isolation or quarantine?
  4. Are you scheduled to receive a medically recommended test for COVID-19 or are your results pending?
  5. Do you have a temperature of 100.4 Fahrenheit or 38 Celsius or higher?
  • Anyone, including Recreational Sports employees, that answers “yes” to one or more of these screening questions or does not meet the temperature criteria, will not be allowed to enter Dixon Recreation Center.
  • Anyone that answers “yes” to questions 1, 2, 3 and 5 will be instructed to self-isolate and contact Student Health Services or their medical provider to report their wellness condition.

The results of the screening information will not be collected, nor retained by the university. 

Please be aware

COVID-19 symptom screening will not identify those who are infected and do not display symptoms of COVID-19. People who have COVID-19 may not have symptoms, may have very mild symptoms or may not yet be showing symptoms. This means that people in Dixon may be contagious with COVID-19 so it is very important that members continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by maintaining physical distance, washing hands often, cleaning high-touch surfaces frequently and wearing face coverings. Additionally, they should know COVID-19 symptoms and monitor their health with daily self-screenings, as well as familiarize themselves with OSU’s Face Covering and Physical Distancing policies

Facilities & Equipment

  • Weight rooms are open with a reduced number of weight training stations.
  • To assist with physical distancing no spotting is permitted and some equipment has been removed and/or marked for non-use.
  • Every-other station is open for use.
  • As always, preventative maintenance will ensure ongoing high performance of all equipment.
  • Signs and orange cords distinguish what is and is not available at any specific time.
  • Lanes 1-6 can be reserved online [2 days in advance] for 30 minute and 60 minute workouts.
  • Lanes 7 & 8 for 60 minutes of family swim during all pool hours of operation.
  • If a lane is not reserved in advance, it is open on a first-come, first serve basis. The dive well will be limited to 5 participants that maintain social distancing. Spa is closed.
  • There is a maximum of two participants per basket.
  • No activities with physical contact are permitted.
  • Badminton, Table Tennis and Pickelball are limited to singles play only.
  • Participants should maintain physical distancing. 
  • No Volleyball will be available to maintain physical distancing. 
  • The Indoor Climbing Center is open for bouldering only.
  • Bouldering is available Monday to Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Climbing is limited to 8 climbers at a time.
  • Climbers must maintain physical distancing by staying within their designated section
  • Climbers must wear a face covering at all times during their session.
  • Climbers must wash their hands before and after each session.
  • Reservations are required and can be made by clicking “Court, Pool Lane & Bouldering Reservations” at shop.recsports.oregonstate.edu.


  • Ten stationary bikes are available for drop-in use, spaced for social distancing.
  • This studio is open to four users at a time.
  • Participants should self-moderate for social distancing.
  • One speed bag, one heavy bag and two Olympic lifting platforms are open for drop-in use. 
  • This studio is open to two users at any one time.
  • Participants should self-moderate for social distancing.
  • Face coverings required when physical distancing can not be maintained.
  • Maintain six feet of physical distancing.
  • Maximum of ten people in a group.
  • No games with physical contact.
  • No spitting.
  • Face coverings required when physical distancing can not be maintained.
  • Maintain six feet of physical distancing.
  • Maximum of ten people in a group.
  • No games with physical contact.
  • No spitting.
  • Singles play only. 
  • Maintain six feet of physical distancing. 
  • No spitting. 
  • Participants should self-moderate access to sinks and toilets to allow for appropriate social distancing. Lockers available - participants please sanitize before and after use.
  • Drinking fountains are enabled for touch-less filling water bottles only.

User Etiquette

  • To help protect yourself and others, please wash your hands and wipe down equipment before and after workout.
  • Please observe one-way traffic flow and facilitate quick transitions from space to space to minimize face-to-face exposure or collecting in groups.
  • Facilities and equipment are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Reference the posted room capacities to self-moderate for social distancing, whether active or waiting for access.
  • If you are not feeling well or have COVID-19 symptoms stay home.
  • If you are part of a high-risk population, as defined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), we encourage you to stay home and take advantage of our remote programming.

Cleaning & Sanitation

  • You will find eighty sanitation stations throughout Dixon Recreation Center are stocked with Entire 80% fragrance-free, antiseptic hand sanitizer and Health E antiseptic disinfectants wipes. An additional station is available in the Indoor Tennis pavilion.
  • Our restrooms are cleaned, disinfected and restocked at least twice daily.
  • Our repeatable cleaning routine ensures continuous disinfection of touch points and high-traffic areas during all hours of operation. After-hours, nightly cleaning continues.
  • Sanitizing solutions include: Waxie 730 HP disinfectant solution, Waxie 243 all-purpose cleaner, Bru-tab disinfection tablets and Athletix and Health E disinfectant wipes.

Additional Tips

Further control exposure by:
  • Visiting during lower-use times (mid-morning or mid-afternoon).
  • Work out with roommates rather than extended social circles.
  • Fill your water bottles before leaving home.