THE REC CENTER POOL
This exciting addition to the Rec Center will provide nearly 11,000 sq. ft. of recreational pool use. The facility will allow for swimming activities but also will provide a place for large gatherings such as dances, movies, and intramurals. The pool will have lap lanes, volleyball, a climbing wall, bubble bed, and a 38 person spa. The room will have a sound and light system for events. The $4.2M project is being paid for by the Clarion Student Association and is expected to open the fall of 2018.
The Renovation and Expansion of the 45 year-old Tippin Gymnasium is in the final design phase. The project includes creating a new University arena as a bowl concept, a new natatorium for competition swimming events; a multi-purpose auxiliary gym; a wrestling room; a two-story, glass-enclosed strength and conditioning facility; a dance and yoga studio; and state-of-the-art classrooms and athletic training center.
Over 112,000 sq. ft. are being renovated and nearly 50,000 sq. ft. are being added. The entire exterior will receive a new facade that incorporates a significant amount of glass. The project totals nearly $45M and is hoped to begin in spring, 2017 and be completed in the fall of 2018. The projected is being funded, designed, and constructed by the Department of General Services of the Commonwealth.