Cleveland State University
Downtown Recreation Center at Cleveland State University

What Is Campus Recreation at CSU?

Fit for All

Campus recreation is more than just exercise. CSU Campus Recreation Services is dedicated to providing an inclusive and comprehensive collection of programs and services that promote health, wellness, and leisure. We encourage anyone AND everyone to participate, regardless of skill, ability, age or any other factor. We're proud of what we do and the supportive atmosphere we foster. Join the fun - fit for all!!


We Are Open!
The Recreation Center is now open with our Summer Hours!

Shower Stall Project
The new shower stalls are still being installed, and are scheduled to be completed on June 5th.

Click here for a full list of closures and cancellations.

Spring Forward into Summer Fitness Group Fitness Schedule Summer Camp Mobile App 5-Punch Pass Personal Training at the Rec! Massage Therapy at the Rec! Register Online

T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Announced!

Thanks to everyone who submitted to our t-shirt design contest! We've received some great and very creative submissions, but ultimately congratulations go out to our contest winner, Colette Uliano! Colette's design will appear on a t-shirt that will be available in our Pro Shop later this month (April).

Thanks again to everyone who participated and submitted to our design contest! We look forward to seeing your creativity again in future contests!

More About Campus Recreation Services

CSU's Campus Rec Center is a 110,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility, including the Busbey Natatorium. Open to CSU students, faculty and staff – as well as local community – membership gives you access to a wide variety of group fitness classes, the latest exercise equipment and exclusive benefits, including equipment rental and discounted rates on all of our programs and services. And that's only scratching the surface! Join today or stop in for a tour – we'd be happy to show you around!!

Adventure Rec at the rec!


Step out of the gym and try something a bit more adventurous!
Climb up here!
Aquatics at the rec!


From lessons and certs to competitive training, we have it all for you!
Swim this way!
Fitness at the rec!


You may break a sweat in our fitness classes and programs, but you'll never be bored with our variety!
Sprint over here!
Sports at the rec!


Shoot, spike, dribble, cue and much more - we have sport teams and clubs for everyone!
Get in the game!
Wellness at the rec!


If fitness is the yang, wellness is the yin. A healthy you is complete with support services such as personal training.
Wellness awaits!
Youth Programs at the rec!


The Rec Center isn't just for fitness - it's also for fun and learning!
The Kids' zone is here!

CSU Recreation Blog

Links to Health 5/28

Do you have a Post-Workout Attitude, Make your Fitness Tracker work for you, How Exercise can boost creativity and Simple, but weird, ways to get a better performance in today's Links to Health.

Working Without Moving

Just because you can’t move doesn’t mean you can’t workout. By using these static exercises, you can put in an ache-inducing workout with hardly a movement.

Links to Health 5/26

New battle rope craze, Cure for the Exercise Hangover, How Pedaling backwards is effective, Spotify is getting more involved in your workout in today's Links to Health.

Links to Health 5/21

What is rucking, A Lack of Exercise can disrupt our body rhythms, Exercise is a Key Component to any weight loss regimen and Skipping Meals can increase fatt in today's Links to Health.

Links to Health 5/19

Interestingly challenging exercises on any park bench, learn the basics of strength training, 3 helpful tips on using fitness apps, what to do when hitting a weight loss plateu in today's Links to Health.

2420 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115 | 216.802.3200 | |

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, RC
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Recreation Center
2420 Chester Avenue
Phone: 216.802.3200