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Campus Recreation members are shown participating in a kickboxing group fitness class in the Harris Teeter Functional Training Area


Pat Leonard Student Recreation Center
In January 2022, the late UNCW Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Pat Leonard’s name was memorialized on the student recreation center she helped establish. Watch the video to learn more.

Campus Recreation Facility Highlights

The Rental & Resource Center is your hub for outdoor recreation equipment and planning resources. For convenience, we have a drive-up entrance for pick-up & drop off, located on Price Drive next to the retention pond (Facing the Shore Dining Hall). Click here for a specific link for directions.

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The LSRC has three all-gender restrooms available for patrons use. One restroom is located in between the men’s and women’s general locker rooms and the other two restrooms are located in the corridor leading to the indoor pool.

The Aquatics Facility includes an Indoor Pool, an Outdoor Pool, and Patio Deck. The Indoor Pool is an 8-lane, 25 yard multi-functional facility which can offer a wide variety of aquatic exercise and recreational activities. The Outdoor Pool is a seasonal facility (April through September) that is in the shape of the Seahawk. It is a leisure pool equipped with built in benches and bubble jets. Included on the patio is plenty of furniture for lounging, ideal for a quick break between classes! Kickboards, pull buoys, life jackets, and water basketball can be made available to patrons.

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A variety of games and a series of physical elements make up the Challenge Course. These elements serve as building blocks, which facilitate groups to a higher level of development. The Challenge Course stretches participants mentally and physically, but at a level of comfort that is acceptable to individuals and the group.

The High Ropes course is a structure that stands around 35 feet tall, with 12 bridge-like elements, giant swing, zipline, flying squirrel, high-5, fidget ladder, and ground school. A select combination of these elements and activities make up a typical program.

The Low Ropes course can utilize a variety of the 12 element structures and spaces that are available, in combination with custom selected games and initiative activities. All activities are planned by your facilitators to fit the goals and expectations provided by the participant group leader.

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The LSRC climbing wall stands approximately 28 feet high and provides over 1900 square feet of textured climbing surface. The wall has set routes that range in difficulty from easy to difficult. The climbing area also has padded flooring for a softer landing zone.

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Located in the Fitness Suite is a state of the art exercise testing lab and home to our Personal Training services. Fitness Assessment equipment includes a BOD POD, emit Wood way Sub max Treadmill Testing, Functional Movement Screens, and much more.

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The Fitness Center includes both cardio and strength equipment. There are various pieces of cardio equipment and almost 10,000 square feet of strength equipment for members to utilize. The strength line includes selectorized, plate loaded, free weights, and even Olympic lifting platforms.

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There are three group fitness studios in the LSRC. One is a dedicated indoor cycling studio with 21 Keiser M3+ bikes with SPD clips. Nationally certified instructors create a safe, effective, and fun exercise environment. Classes are designed to accommodate all fitness levels. Group Fitness Classes are scheduled throughout the day and feature an array of popular workout formats. From Core to Zumba and everything in between, there is a class that will satisfy anyone's taste!

The Mind / Body Studio, Room 129, is a small studio stocked with yoga mats, blocks, straps, blankets, Pilates rings and more. Featuring two large bean bags, string lights, mirrors and hanging plants, this studio provides a space for patrons to relax, mediate, practice yoga, or even dance.

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The Harris Teeter Functional Training Area provides a space to utilize various pieces of fitness equipment to get a total body workout. Functional training is meant to develop the body to perform better through activities that occur in daily life. Featured equipment in the Harris Teeter Functional Training Area include: Freemotion, Queenax, ViPR, and a selection of free weights. Small Group Training classes also take place in this area.

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The three-lane track provides a temperature-controlled environment for participants to utilize year round. The indoor track is located upstairs and is available during all facility hours. Distance: 9 times around the center lane = 1 mile.

Lockers are located in both men’s and women’s general and pool locker rooms and there is a set located in corridor leading to the pool.

The multipurpose courts are used for a variety of activities. The four courts can be set up for basketball, volleyball, pickleball or badminton. Basketball play is on a first come first serve basis.

The MAC Gym is used for a variety of activities. The two court area can be set up for basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, or team handball.

The LSRC contains 2 full glass front regulation sized racquetball courts.  A racquetball court is reservable by calling the Member Services Desk at 910.962.3261. Please note that of the two courts available, only one is reservable - leaving one for walk in use. Members may reserve a court for one hour per day and may do so 24 hours in advance and up to 1 hour prior to play.

The Recreational Fields are located behind Hanover gym adjacent to the athletic soccer, softball and baseball fields.

  • 3 Lighted Multipurpose Field Areas
    • 2 synthetic turf
    • 1 natural grass
  • Entry Building
    • Rest Rooms
      • 2 multi occupant rooms
      • 1 family room
  • Vending Area
  • Water Fountain/Bottle Filling Station

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The Shoreline Sports Complex is located between the Pat Leonard Student Recreation Center and Terrapin/Pelican Hall.

  • 4 Lighted Sand Volleyball Courts
  • 4 Lighted Basketball Courts
  • 4 Lighted Tennis Courts (2 courts lined for pickleball
  • 1 Lighted Large Grass Field
  • 1 Lighted Smaller Grass Field
  • Outdoor Fitness Area
  • Pavilion Building (Seating, Equipment Check-out, and Restrooms)
  • Multiple Water Fountain/Bottle Filling Stations

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Two table tennis tables are located up on the mezzanine overlooking the cardio bay. This area also includes a few high top tables and chairs to relax at and socialize between games. Paddles are available to check out at the Lobby Desk for free however, the balls are .25 cents each and available at the table tennis tables.

Facility Reservations

Facilities & Equipment Fee Details

Resource/Facility Group 1* Group 2* Group 3*
LSRC Court $0.00 $50.00 $100.00
MAC Court $0.00 $50.00 $100.00
Group Fitness Studio $0.00 $50.00 $100.00
Lobby $0.00 $40.00 $80.00
Lobby Table $0.00 $20.00 $40.00
Meeting Room $0.00 $25.00 $50.00
Indoor Pool (per lane, 2 lane minimum) $0.00 $50.00 $100.00
Indoor Pool (entire pool) $0.00 $600.00 $800.00
Outdoor Pool $0.00 $200.00 $300.00
Rec Field Turf $0.00 $50.00 $100.00
Rec Field Grass $0.00 $100.00 $200.00
Rain Date Hold $30.00 $30.00 $30.00
Meeting Room AV (per hour) $20.00 $90.00 $120.00
Staging (8' x 16') $450.00 $500.00 $550.00
Set Up/Break Down $60.00 $60.00 $60.00
Floor Covering $25.00 $50.00 $75.00
Staff Support $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
Group Fitness Instructor $25.00 $25.00 $25.00

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