Wellness & Recreation Center

The University of Pittsburgh has announced its plan to build a state-of-the-art recreation center on its Pittsburgh campus.

The center, slated to be built on O’Hara Street and on existing Pitt property, will include approximately 300,000 square feet of wellness, fitness and recreation space. Planned accommodations include: gymnasiums, cardio rooms, wellness suite, an indoor jogging track, academic space, a parking garage, food services and more.  Rendering of the new Wellness and Recreation Building showing a corridor walkway from lower to upper campus.


“Our goal is to create a cutting-edge, centrally located wellness and recreation space,” said Kenyon R. Bonner, vice provost and dean of students. “It’s a transformative center that our students have long advocated for—and one that will quickly become a new non-academic core of our University community.” 


Members from the Pitt community have been enlisted to serve on advisory panels that will inform the planning process. These panels—composed of graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and staff—will help shape the building’s design and programming opportunities.


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