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.

Per university guidelines we are requiring visitors to wear masks regardless of the type of exercise or vaccination status. Health checks are not required.

For more information about the COVID-19 policy, please visit the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes webpage.


The following facility changes have been made to promote physical distancing:

  • Fitness equipment is distanced at least six feet apart following state guidelines.
  • Six to 10 feet of physical distance is maintained in all activity spaces.
  • Facility occupancy is limited.
  • Shared equipment is limited and available for checkout. Users may bring their own equipment for personal use.

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 required 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 Hours

Monday 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 10 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.
Sunday 4 - 9 p.m.

    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

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    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


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

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    • Flag football
    • 3v3 Basketball
    • 3 Point Shoot Out
    • Dodgeball
    • Table Tennis
    • Badminton
    • Indoor Soccer (futsal)
    • Strength Competition Lifting
    • Strength Competition Crossfit
    • Cornhole Tournament
    • Golf Scramble
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Race to the Finish 5K
    • Kickball
    • Sand Volleyball
    • Volleyball

Recreation Sports Calendar