Get Out: Spots to play & exercise outside

Friday, August 28, 2020 Get Out: Spots to play & exercise outside

Students playing sand volleyball at the 18th & S Rec Area located north of Eastside Suites.

Dotted all over campus are outside recreation areas and green spaces for you to enjoy, especially near the residence halls and Greek houses. From pick-up games to organized sports, there's a spot for anyone to be active or chill. 

Note: Due to the COVID-19 guidelines, only select outside rec areas are currently open; the list below reflects the areas that can currently be used for play. Even though these areas are outside, masks or face coverings must be worn if physical distancing cannot be maintained (this includes pick-up games like basketball or volleyball). Take a mask when you go to play and keep campus healthy and safe.


  • 17th & Vine Recreation Area (city)

Sand Volleyball


Soccer, Football, Ultimate, etc. 

  • Mabel Lee Rec Field (city)Located at 14th & W Streets, across the street from the Outdoor Adventures Center. Open daily 5 to 9 p.m. with supervised attendant.
  • Neihardt Green Space (city)Large open field behind Neihardt Hall and across the street from Willa Cather Dining Center.

Outdoor Fitness Workouts

  • Fitness Court @ 17th & R (city):  Located across the street from Knoll Residential Complex, this all-weather court has seven body-weight exercise stations.  Get the app to be guided through a variety of workout options.

Green Spaces

Click here for a map of on-campus green spaces and here for an interactive campus map.

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