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!!

Class Cancellations
The following classes will be permanently cancelled as of October 5th:
Tuesdays: Zumba @ 6am; Aqua Shallow @ 12pm
Wednesday: Total Body Blast @ 1:15pm; Hard Core @ 2:05pm
Thursday: Total Body Blast @ 12:15pm; Viking Fit @ 5:45pm
Friday: Zumba @ 6am; TurboKick @ 12:15pm

Upcoming Pool Closures
NOTE: The small pool is closed for repairs until further notice. Rec swim lanes may be limited during busy times.
Oct. 18: Both pools close at 3pm for a swim meet.
Oct. 24: Both pools closed all day for a swim meet.
Nov. 6: Both pools closed all day for a swim meet.
Nov. 7: Both pools close at 3pm for a swim meet.
Nov. 20: Both pools closed all day for a swim meet.
Nov. 21: Both pools closed all day for a swim meet.

Click here for a full list of closures and cancellations.

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Green Roof Construction Starting August 31

Cleveland State University Recreation Services will begin a rooftop renovation project on Monday, August 31. The project will last approximately four months and is scheduled to be completed on Wednesday, December 30. We want to alert all of our patrons to use caution when entering and exiting the Recreation Center Garage. During this time period the construction crews will be mobilizing and staging material in a fenced area leading down the ramp to the Recreation Center Garage. While the fenced area will not impact your access to any of the garages we ask everyone to proceed slowly up and down the ramp and to be courteous and cautious of the traffic flow patterns.

There will be a few dates from Monday, August 31 through Thursday, September 17 in which the MAC Gymnasium will be closed from 6am until 11am. These closures should be the only impacts to our patronage during the entire renovation project. Once the exact MAC Gym closure dates are determined we will pass this information along to you.

Coming This Fall - All Free Group Fitness Classes and More!

You asked and we listened! In addition to all the exciting new programs like Pink Gloves Boxing and Insanity, and facility features in our brand new Fitness & Wellness Suite, ALL of our group fitness classes will be FREE starting August 24th!! Check out the exciting announcement below, and click here to see what else is happening this Fall!

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!

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