To minimize health and safety risks to Duke students, faculty, staff and the larger community, Duke Recreation & Physical Education facilities have temporarily closed. Communication regarding future hours of operation and programming will be provided on our website and social media platforms (@dukerec).
Duke Recreation & Physical is home to two recreational facilities, Wilson Center on West Campus and Brodie Center on East Campus. Aquatics facilities include Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion at Wilson and Brodie Pool at Brodie. A valid Duke ID is required for entrance to all facilities.
Recreation facilities are available to all currently enrolled Duke students, faculty, staff and alumni. Guests with a photo ID are eligible to participate when sponsored by a current member for an additional cost through the member’s flex account.
Activities include badminton, basketball, cardio training, dance/aerobics, field sports, jogging, indoor and outdoor soccer, racquetball, squash, swimming, table tennis, TV games, volleyball, weight training and conditioning.
Informal Recreation is the voluntary and unstructured use of a range of recreational activities. These opportunities include access to the Brodie and Wilson Recreation Centers. Reservations are generally needed for specific indoor and outdoor spaces with the exception of the Wilson basketball courts. With Informal Recreation, there are no guarantees space will be available for use or the facility will be accessible.
Availability of our indoor and outdoor facilities can be found here:
Duke Recreation and Physical Education facilities are ADA compliant and offer opportunities for people of all abilities, race, gender, sexual orientation, or physical or mental impairment to participate. Below are links to maps of each of our facilities, highlighting areas that offer accommodation to those who seek it. Please use the below links to view the accessibility maps of our facilities.
Exceptions to the schedule:
Operating hours are subject to change to accommodate sporting events academic classes, recreational programs, maintenance projects, university holidays and special events.
The Wilson Recreation Center located on West Campus is the larger of the two recreation centers on campus. A 99,000 square ft. facility completed in 1999, the center welcomes an average of 3,000 visits each day.
The Brodie Center is located on East Campus. The facility opened in 1996 as an addition to Memorial Gym that was opened in 1922-23.
The Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion features an 8-lane, 25-yard competition pool and 17ft Dive Well boasting two 1-meter and 3-meter boards and a 5m, 7m, and 10m dive platform. Taishoff is 4.6ft each end and dips to 7ft in the middle.
The Brodie Aquatics Center features an intimate 4-lane, 25-yard swimming area. The pool is 3.5 feet (shallow) to 8 feet (deep end). It includes updated locker room facilities and on-site fitness equipment for member use.
This space is intended to provide a different way of training. We have transformed a racquetball court into a fully functional unique training space. The space is made up multiuse equipment such as kettlebells, resistance bands, medicine balls, boxing bags, climbing rig, etc.
The climbing wall stands 35 feet tall with 11 ropes and over 1400 square feet of climbing surface. With routes ranging from beginner to advanced there are plenty of opportunities for you to learn and progress your climbing skills.
Card Gym is located on West Campus adjacent to the Wilson Recreation Center. The building opened in 1955 and serves as a practice facility for varsity sports, Sport Clubs, and hosts the annual ACC Fencing Tournament.