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Recreational Opportunities

On campus recreational opportunities provide a wide array of indoor and outdoor activities. Three excellent museums are also easily accessible. Combine the two! For instance, Seattle's Museum of History and Industry is just adjacent to the Foster Island walk, a beautiful winding path on the water's edge. For a longer walk or run, follow the path into Seatte's renowned Arboretum where you can experience miles of trails through remarkable landscaping and vegetation.

Intramural Activities Building

The Intramural Activities Building (IMA) provides an indoor fitness center that includes treadmills, stationary and recumbent cycles, rowing machines, cross trainers, weight machines and strength benches. There is also a sauna and a sundeck for your enjoyment. Outdoor facilities for softball, tennis and soccer are available, and the IMA has additional indoor facilities for the following activities:

Badminton | Indoor Climbing Center | Racquetball or Handball | Basketball
Volleyball | Swimming Pool (for lap swimming) | Indoor Track

The IMA is located on the UW campus near Husky Stadium. With your PCBS nametag, you will receive a discounted rate. Locker rooms and towels are available. For questions please call 206-543-4590 or visit their website.

Monday – Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sundays: 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Waterfront Activities Center

The Waterfront Activities Center or WAC is located southeast of Husky Stadium and is open 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., 7 days a week with rentals ending at 7:30 p.m. Canoes or rowboats are available for rental by the hour. You will receive discounted pricing with your PCBS nametag. For questions please call 206-543-9433.

Pickup Volleyball

Outdoor sand courts are available on campus for pickup games, and equipment is available at the McMahon resident hall front desk. Bring your kneepads and shoes!

Golf Driving Range

The Driving Range is located north of Husky Stadium. The range has 43 tees, (20 covered), night-lighted, and 2 chipping and putting greens. More information can be found on the Husky golf website.

Recreational opportunities surround the University of Washington campus:

Bike Rentals

Bike rental facilities in the area offer a number of options and varying rates for rentals by the hour, day, weekend, and week.

Bob’s Bike and Board
3605 NE 45th 
Seattle, WA 98105
206-528-6189 or 206-524-2642
(Located ½ block east of University Village)
Recycled Cycles
1007 NE Boat St.
Seattle, WA 98105
Visit their Website
(Located off Burke-Gilman Trail SW of campus in the U District)

Walking-Running-Riding Trails

The Burke-Gilman Trail runs along the east and south side of campus, and encompasses much of the greater Seattle area if you are interested in a scenic bike ride. The UW Botanical Gardens and Washington Park Arboretum are two parks are full of meandering trails. See the links below for trail maps.

Foster Island Walk

Take a walk through the grounds of the Washington Park Arboretum, along the edge of Lake Washington, and near the grounds of the old MOHAI building. This is a nice urban romp, perfect when you just can't get out of the city.

UW Botanical Gardens

Adjacent to UW's E-4 parking lot, the Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm. For questions call 206-543-8800 or visit their website for trail maps.

Washington Park Arboretum

Visit the arboretum for 230 acres of spectacular urban green space, dawn to dusk 7 days a week. Graham Visitors Center is open 10 am to 4 pm daily. Inside the Arboretum is a 3 ½ acre formal Japanese Garden with a $5.00 entry fee. The Arboretum and UW Botanical Gardens are connected by trail. Trail and park maps are found on their website.


Henry Art Gallery
The Henry Art Gallery provides exhibitions and programs on contemporary and modern art and is located on the west end of Red Square on campus. Open 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday or 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission cost: $10.00. For questions call 206-543-2280.

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
The Museum is located on the NW corner of campus, at the corner of 17th Ave NE and NE 45th Street. Open Daily 10 am to 5 pm. Admission cost: $9.50. For questions call 206-543-5590 or visit their website.

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