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SRWC Recreation Center reopens

rooftop pool
Jul 27 2020

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The Stanford Redwood City Recreation and Wellness Center reopened on July 8 to provide an outlet for the SRWC community to maintain and boost their health and wellness through exercise. In compliance with recent county and state orders, fitness equipment has been moved outdoors to the fitness garden as of Tuesday, Aug. 4.

You’ll find free weights, including dumbbells and kettlebells, one squat rack, four weight machines for a total-body workout and non-powered cardio bikes and rowers for use. The gymnasium and contemplation studio are not accessible at this time. The rooftop pool remains open for lap swimming. The health and safety protocols and processes remain the same; there’s just less equipment available overall.


How to reserve time at the SRWC Recreation & Wellness Center

Reservations must be made online up to 24 hours prior to your preferred time. Reservations are 50 minutes long and are limited to four per week for outdoor fitness and two per week for the rooftop pool. Arrive five minutes before your reservation. Refer to the SRWC Reopening Playbook for complete details on reservation rules, such as canceling if you can’t make it to accommodate others.

Peak capacity is during early mornings (7-9 a.m.) and late afternoons (4-6 p.m.) and is least booked midday, which subsequently is an opportune time to book a pool lane.

Prior to making your booking, you will be informed of enhanced health and safety measures in place. These include adhering to the new Stay Safe signage guidelines, wearing face coverings at all times (except when swimming) and a reminder to complete Health Check prior to arriving. For members without a SUNet ID, a hard copy will be provided to complete in person at the facility.

What to bring

With the showers and changing areas closed, plan on arriving dressed and ready for your activity. Cleaning towels to wipe down surfaces and disinfectant will be provided, but you’ll need to bring your own exercise mat and pool towel. Only the non-contact water refill station will be accessible, so you’ll also need to bring your own water bottle.


Stay Safe signage has been placed throughout the Rec Center and across campus to ensure safety guidelines are followed.

The Rec Center being open does not mean you can work on-site. On-site work is restricted to employees who have been authorized to return.

SRWC Operations will continue to update the COVID-19 resources page with new information to support the university’s gradual re-start of operations. The page includes everything from where you can park, how to socially distance when on-site, amenities that are open and accessible, etc.

If you have feedback on the gradual re-start of campus operations, you can submit a comment via this online form.