The Ohio State University at Newark

Recreation Sports

Newark Campus Recreational Sports provides intramural, recreation and fitness opportunities for students, faculty and staff of Ohio State Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.

In addition to all available federal, state, local and university guidelines, Recreational Sports follows guidance of national sports governing bodies to ensure physical distancing practices and other safety protocols are in place to maintain a "faster, stronger, healthier, happier" lifestyle to our students and faculty.


Cleaning expectations

  • Recreational sports follows cleaning and disinfection guidelines outlined in the facilities section.
  • Staff in facilities are stationed in areas to clean equipment and other high touch spaces regularly throughout the day. All spaces are also be cleaned and disinfected nightly.
  • Cleaning supplies are available to patrons and are encouraged to be used on equipment pre- and post-workout.

Activities, programs and services

  • Activities are permitted but limited to or reduced to no physical contact, such as cardio, strength training, running, jogging, walking, or weightlifting. The use of the court may be limited to approved classes and for individual users.
  • Group fitness classes available virtually.
  • Day lockers are limited and operated with physical distancing in place.

Personal safety expectations

All students, faculty, staff, and visitors are encouraged to wear a face mask indoors at all times, regardless of their vaccination status. Masks must cover the nose, mouth, and chin. Members should modify their activity level to accommodate wearing a mask.


Autumn Semester

Sunday: 4 p.m.–9 p.m.
Monday: 6:30 a.m.– 10 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.–9 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
Thursday: 6:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday: noon–5 p.m.

Hours of operation vary depending on the time of the year and special events taking place in the gymnasium. If you have questions about specific daily hours of operation, please contact the center directly: 740.755.7105. Adena Hall is located at 1159 University Drive.

    Adena Recreation Center

    The Adena Recreation Center is open throughout the day and evening for recreational use by students, faculty, and staff of the Newark campus. Participants must present their BUCK-ID for entry to the facility.

    Launch Adena Hall

    Over 10,000 square feet of space

    • State-of-the-art cardio machines
    • New weight equipment and racks

    Rec Sports Guide Book Cover art

    Autumn Semester 2022 Recreation Sports Calendar

    Multipurpose room

    • 1500 square feet
    • Wood floors and mirrored walls

    Multipurpose Field

    • Multipurpose grass turf field 50 yds x 80 yds
    • Used for multiple sports and classes


    Until further notice there will be no open gym for indoor soccer or basketball.

    • 14,000 square feet of space
    • 2 full size basketball courts or
    • 2 full volleyball courts

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Wellbeats Competition January 10-April 25, 2022

Visit Adena Recreation Center font desk to enter.
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Most points wins special prize!


  • Dodge Ball
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Cornhole

Suspended unless played outdoor:

  • Flag football
  • 3v3 Basketball
  • Ping Pong
  • Indoor Soccer (futsal)
  • Strength Competition Lifting
  • Strength Competition Crossfit
  • Golf Scramble
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Race to the Finish 5K
  • Kickball

Sports Clubs:

  • Student
  • Running
  • Soccer

Recreation Sports Calendar