Expansion & Redesign Overview
- 270,000 sq. ft.
- ≈ ½ mile indoor jogging trail with inclined slope
- 40,000 sq. ft. cardio space
- 10 multi-purpose courts
- Outdoor Adventure Center
- High low ropes course across from UREC SRC
- Fitness Assessment Center
- Leisure pool in the shape of LSU
- New tennis courts
- All new River Rd. sport complex
- Addition of 300+ parking spaces
- Renovation of Student Recreation Center Locker Rooms
As the semester starts winding down, check out the progress of the #URECexpansion. Many projects are in full swing and moving forward as we approach the Spring semester!
UREC is moving right along with the #urecexpansion project! See the progress of the Fields at River Rd. and that of the Student Recreation Complex that will see an additional 360 two hour parking spots and new tennis courts ready for use in January 2014!
With the start of Phase II of the expansion and redesign project at the current Student Recreation Complex underway, contractors for the project will be staging at the north end of the 2 hour parking lot. Due to contract and job site liability, the parking spots at the end of the two hour lot will be unavailable throughout the duration of the expansion and redesign project.
The UREC expansion and redesign project has three phases. We are currently underway in both Phases 1 & 2. The third phase, the actual expansion and redesign of existing UREC facilities is scheduled to begin late next spring, May 2014.
Corps Constructors (contractor for this project) have began their construction process on the Student Recreation Complex. This is a 120 day project and at its conclusion UREC will see approximately 360 two-hour parking spots and 9 new tennis courts added to the current Student Recreation Complex! Be sure to read more on how this will impact field usage during this phase of the expansion and redesign project.
Progress on the UREC Fields at River Rd. have been fast and furious. August was an extremely busy month. The fields closest to River Rd., Fields 1 and 2, have received a great deal of attention from the turf subcontractor (Munie). They have tested and installed the new irrigation, laid the drainage, and begun working on the 6 inch sand cap. We envision sprigging these fields soon.
Have you seen a bit of construction going on this summer across from the SRC? Well, the time is here…the new Challenge Course is finally here! The course marks the first completion project in UREC’s expansion and redesign process. Although the course is typically used for student organizations, any UREC member may try out the course during UREC’s Open Challenge Course dates!
Catch up on the latest with the UREC expansion and redesign project as it relates to the new River Rd. Field Complex! Let the digging begin!
Wondering what’s going on across from the SRC? The existing Challenge Course on the SRC site is being relocated! In upcoming weeks, the fencing will be completed and the contractor for the challenge course will begin work on the new course!
Myles Thibodeaux, UREC Graduate Assistant of Outdoor Operations, talks about the construction of 26 acres of recreational sports fields in UREC’s first phase of expansion and redesign.
In the News
UREC has released new renderings of #URECexpansion! From a 1/2 mile indoor jogging trail spanning two levels, additional court space, an outdoor leisure pool, and more…be sure to check out how the increase in recreation space at LSU will enable students to utilize programs and services to lead a healthy lifestyle!
The Daily Reveille, November 22, 2013
The Daily Reveille, September 23, 2013
The Daily Reveille, September 2, 2013
The Daily Reveille, April 25, 2013
The Daily Reveille, January 24, 2013
Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, August 7, 2012