Project Timeline

The new Wellness and Recreation Center is slated for completion in Fall 2024. Here are key milestones as the project advances:


May 2021

  • Removal of O’Hara Garage and LRDC buildings begin, paving the way for the new Wellness and Recreation Center.
  • Building removal will continue through summer 2021.
  • The sidewalk on O’Hara Street in front of the O’Hara Garage and LRDC will remain closed and fenced off until the Wellness and Recreation Center is complete. The westbound bike lane will merge with traffic. Signage will be placed directing all traffic as such.

November 2019

  • Hillside area enabling infrastructure improvements begin.

October 2019


April 2019


February 2019

  • In February, the University began hosting community meetings to discuss details of the master plan and to get feedback. Pitt students, faculty and staff along with community stakeholders were invited to attend and participate in these meetings and to submit comments online.
  • Finalized Master plan released

September 2017

In September 2017, the University engaged Brailsford & Dunlavey, Inc. to assess current and future recreation and fitness demand at Pitt

Through work sessions, interviews, focus groups, and web-based surveys, data reported:

  • 34% satisfaction rate in current
    recreation locations
  • 43% satisfaction rate in current
    staffing and instructors
  • 49% satisfaction rate in current size of
    recreation facilities