Tempe, Downtown Phoenix campuses ready for recreation complexes

An architect's rendering of plans for the ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus rec comple

Construction begins during spring 2012 on the ASU Tempe and Downtown Phoenix Campus Student Recreation Complexes.

The new Student Recreation Complex (SRC) on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus will be housed at 350 N. 1st Ave., between Fillmore and Van Buren Streets, directly south of the Lincoln Family YMCA. The 73,800 gross square foot building will accommodate space for strength, fitness, and cardio equipment, a student lounge, a bike co-op, lockers, multipurpose rooms, basketball courts, a jogging track, and a rooftop swimming pool. When the SRC construction is complete, a ground level, air-conditioned hallway will connect the two buildings. There currently is a parking lot where the new Downtown Phoenix campus SRC will be built.

Farther east, the Tempe campus SRC is being expanded and will be located at the northwest corner of Apache Boulevard and McAlister Avenue, where the SRC tennis courts are located. Two replacement tennis courts will be built directly east of Sonora Center in the landscaped area visible from Rural Road. The SRC will remain open for use during construction of the 84,500 gross square foot expansion. When complete, students, faculty and staff will benefit from a new wellness area, gymnasiums, locker rooms, strength, fitness, and cardio space, a multipurpose athletic court, space for social gatherings, and a fitness assessment area. Renovations to the existing SRC will occur in phases to allow for continuous building use.

Construction is slated to be complete on both SRC facilities by August 2013. For more information, see the Downtown Phoenix and Tempe SRC Facebook pages.

Bruce Jensen, Bruce.U.Jensen@asu.edu
Facilities Development and Management