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Last update: January 15, 2021

Join us on The Playground, PE and Rec’s tented multi-functional activity space! This outdoor facility has a lot to offer, including open recreation, Group X, and intramural sports.

What to Know Before You Visit

  • Drop-ins are not permitted in The Playground. Please check below for information on reserving a timeslot for open recreation or purchasing a Group X or intramural sports membership.
  • If you have a fever or chills, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, muscle pain, or recent loss of taste or smell, please stay home and contact your healthcare provider. Students experiencing symptoms are encouraged to call University Health Services at 541-346-2770. More information about how to perform the required daily symptom self-check before coming to campus is available on the UO coronavirus website.
  • Individuals are required to wear face coverings that fully cover their nose and mouth at all times while visiting the Student Rec Center and all other indoor and outdoor PE and Rec facilities.
  • Please come dressed and ready for your activity. Bring your UO ID (or install the PE and Rec app on your phone) and a water bottle. Locker rooms, lockers, and water fountains are not available.
  • PE and Rec is taking extra measures to keep The Playground clean, including frequently disinfecting high touch points. You can help maintain a healthy space for yourself and others by wiping down and disinfecting equipment before and after use.
  • Be mindful of actively maintaining at least 6 feet between yourself and all others while using the space.
  • Spotting is currently not permitted while lifting weights. We encourage you to be mindful of lifting within your means.if 
  • Due to capacity limitations, The Playground is only open to UO student members at this time. Any unused visits from previously purchased multi-visit passes will roll over and can be used again once the Student Rec Center reopens. At that time, we hope to once again sell multi-visit passes to faculty and staff, alumni, and community members. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Throughout the term, we plan on offering a series of special events in The Playground. Students can view events and reserve their spot on RecWeb.

Open Recreation on The Playground 

  • Only current fee-paying UO students are eligible to use The Playground through their membership.
  • Reservations are required. Drop-ins are not permitted. If your plans change and you are no longer able to make your time slot, please be mindful to cancel your reservation to avoid taking away a space from someone else who can use it. Cancellation instructions are listed below.
  • Reserve either a strength or cardio timeslot on The Playground by visiting recweb.uoregon.edu or through clicking “Manage Registration” in the PE and Rec app.
  • How to reserve your spot:
    • Option 1:
      • Visit recweb.uoregon.edu and select "Log In" in the top right corner to enter your Duck ID and password.
      • Select "Outdoor Tent Reservation."
      • Select either "The Playground — Strength" or "The Playground — Cardio" to view time slot options.
      • Click the "Register" button for day and time in which you want to register.
      • Read the instructions for checking in and then click "Add to Cart."
      • Click the "Checkout" button to complete your reservation.
    • Option 2:  
      • Launch the UO PE and Rec App.
      • Select "Manage Registration" and then login with your Duck ID and password.
      • Click on the "O" at the top of the screen to take you to the registration portal.
      • Select "Outdoor Tent Reservation."
      • Select either "The Playground — Strength" or "The Playground — Cardio" to view time slot options.
      • Click the "Register" button for day and time in which you want to register.
      • Read the instructions for checking in and then click "Add to Cart."
      • Click the "Checkout" button to complete your reservation.
  • Each reservation is 45 minutes in length, and The Playground will be completely cleared at the end of each reservation period.
  • Reservation timeslots will open two days in advance.
  • Students are asked to limit themselves to no more than two reservations per day.
  • Check-in and queuing will take place in the Student Rec Center lobby, and physical distancing will be enforced.  
  • You may check in up to 10 minutes in advance and up to five minutes after your scheduled timeslot.
  • Reservations unclaimed after five minutes beyond the scheduled start time will considered a no-show.
  • Please make every effort to cancel a reservation if you can't make the time slot. After two no-shows, any subsequent no-shows will result in an automatic one-week suspension of your membership.
  • If you need to cancel your reservation, you may do so up to ten minutes prior to the starting time without any penalty.
  • How to cancel your reservation:
    • Option 1:
      • Visit recweb.uoregon.edu and select "Log In" in the top right corner.
      • Click on your profile picture or user name in the top right corner, then select “Profile.”
      • Select "Programs" and then “Registrations” from the left-hand column.
      • Scroll to view the class you wish to cancel and click the three dots on the right edge of the row to open the menu, then select "Cancel Registration.”
      • Confirm by selecting “Yes, Cancel Registration.”
    • Option 2:  
      • On the PE and Rec app, select “Manage Registrations” and log in to your account.
      • Select “Programs.”
      • Scroll to view the class you wish to cancel and click the three dots on the right edge of the row to open the menu, then select “Cancel Registration.”
      • Confirm by selecting “Yes, Cancel Registration.”
  • A variety of equipment will be available for use, including rowers, spin bikes, air bikes, exercise mats, bosu balls, medicine balls, benches, Olympic lifting stations,and an assortment of dumbbells and kettlebells.

Group X on The Playground  

  • Group X offerings include F45, body sculpt, cycling, webfoot, dance, and barre classes on The Playground. Virtual options include yoga, F45, and barre.
  • An active winter term Group X membership is required to participate after week 2, granting access to all in person and virtual Group X offerings through the rest of winter term.
  • Reservations for in-person Group X classes are required, and check-in will take place in the Student Rec Center lobby. Drop in is not available, but you may register up until 15 minutes before the class start time.
  • All other Group X procedures and policies remain in place.

Intramurals on The Playground  

  • Cornhole and spikeball leagues will take place on The Playground beneath the tent.  
  • An active winter term intramural membership is required to participate.
  • Teams must register on IMLeagues.com/UO prior to the deadline of January 13.  
  • Players will check-in with intramural supervisors next to the tent upon arrival.  
  • Only players on the active roster are permitted during IM activities. No spectators are allowed.  
  • All players are required to wear face coverings that fully cover their nose and mouth at all times.