Built in 1989, the Recreation Center is available to all students, faculty, and staff and features a gymnasium, aerobic workout equipment, free weights, a swimming pool, racquetball courts, squash courts, and outdoor facilities.
The Renovation Project, completed in Fall 2006, reconfigured and expanded space for intramural sports, personal fitness/wellness activities and sports club activities. After renovations, the Recreation Center had a number of new amenities including a rock climbing wall, a juice bar, a multipurpose court, a massage room,data ports, and many other things.
The renovations, costing approximately $9.15 million dollars, lasted from May 2005 to September 2006. The design team was Moseley Architects and the contracting company was Whiting-Turner Contracting Company.
The Recreation Center was the first building on campus to officially be recognized by the federal government for its environmentally friendly design. The College of William and Mary received certification for the remodel of its recreation center as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) structure in March 2007.
- University Archives Buildings File (2007). Recreation Center. Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia