Recreational Sports houses many facilities around the Oregon State University Campus.

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Dixon Recreation Center

Dixon Recreation Center houses two cardio rooms, two weight rooms, two gyms, six racquetball courts, three squash courts, three multipurpose rooms, a 42ft tall climbing wall, 1/10 mile indoor track, 25-yard pool, a dive well, a hot tub, three sand volleyball courts, and the Adventure Leadership Institute. Take a look at our facility maps.

Facilities and Spaces


McAlexander Fieldhouse


McAlexander Fieldhouse

Located at Jefferson Ave and Benton Way, the fieldhouse includes a multipurpose court, turf field, rock climbing wall, and a classroom providing space for a variety of sports and activities. For facility rentals or reservations see rentals and reservations.

McAlexander Courts - 100ft x 115ft
  • 2 basketball courts
  • 2 volleyball courts
  • 6 badminton courts
McAlexander Turf - 100ft x 95ft
  • See link above for hours of availability for drop-in recreation.
  • See explanation below for reservation information.
McAlexander Climbing Center - 43ft tall
  • Instructional deck

  • Top-rope climbing

  • 60-linear-foot bouldering wall
Reservation policy for McAlexader turf field
In order to better meet the needs of our campus community, we have changed our policies regarding advance reservation of the McAlexander turf field.
The indoor turf will be available on a first-come, first-serve, drop-in basis to our membership outside of formal facility rentals. Informal groups may utilize the space for a maximum time period of 60 consecutive minutes at a time.

This standard will help us more mimic the drop-in policies of other recreational spaces such as basketball and volleyball, and ensure fair and timely play for the maximum number of participants.

Indoor Tennis Complex



Dixon Pool (Steven's Natatorium)

Steven's Natatorium boasts an eight lane lap swim pool, a dive well and a hot tub. Swim on your own or participate in a kayak class, game of water basketball or family swim time. 

Family Swim

The pool is open and available for family use. 


For more information about renting the aquatics facilities, see our facility rentals page.

Swim Fit Files

Select your distance and intensity, and choose a ready-made workout from our files. Look for the files on the pool deck near lanes 2 & 3.

Available on deck
  • toys for kids
  • kick boards
  • hand buoys
  • inner tubes and rafts
  • fun noodles
  • lifejackets
  • diving rings
  • floating mats
  • pace clocks
  • pull buoys
  • water basketballs

Checkout at the Equipment Issue Desk

  • Swim fins
  • Aqua jogging belts
  • Aqua jogging cuffs