Department of Recreation Facilities

Pottruck StairsDavid Pottruck Health and Fitness Center
3701 Walnut Street - 215-898-6100
Inside you will find 4 Fitness Centers with state-of-the art Cardio equipment, the 2nd floor weight room, an olympic-size pool and co-ed sauna, basketball courts, climbing wall, golf simulator, Energy Zone juice bar, exercise studios, a fully-equipped Pilates studio, locker and shower facilities, and the Department of Recreation Membership/Business Services Office.

Robert A. Fox Fitness Center
The Robert A. Fox Fitness Center in Weiss Pavilion at Franklin Field adds an additional 8,000 square feet of indoor recreational space to the University of Pennsylvania campus. The facility features cardio and strength equipment along with programming including group circuit training workouts.

Penn Park
Penn Park is located on the eastern end of campus, off 31st St and Chestnut / Walnut / Spruce Streets. Click Here for a map of Penn Park. For more information on Penn Park (rentals, guidelines, map etc...), visit

Open Recreation: Weightman Gym (33rd St, Weightman Hall) is available for Open Basketball Monday - Friday, 11am - 2pm with a valid Penn Card. Penn Park fields 1 & 2 (turf fields) are open to the Penn community for open recreation Monday - Thursday 11AM-2PM. Please visit (click on Category: Sports/Rec) for additional open rec hours.

Hutchinson Building
Locker room facilities convenient to Fox Fitness Center, Penn Park and the Ringe Squash Courts are available in the Hutchinson Building. Please contact Membership Services for information regarding locker rentals. Day use lockers are available with valid I.D. Contact Membership Services for I.D. / Membership criteria.

Reserving Space:  The Department of Recreation will accept Penn Park reservation requests from all Internal/Affiliated groups.  These include: Recognized Student groups, University Departments, or other organizations affiliated with the University.  E-mail for more information regarding reservations.

Non-Affiliated Groups:  Organizations that do not have affiliation with Penn, should submit their request to Penn Athletics via Facility Rental Request From:

Energy Zone
Located on the 1st floor of the Pottruck Center, Energy Zone offers all-natural fruit smoothies precisely developed to meet patrons' performance goals, along with a wide variety of waters and energy bars.
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Monday - Friday: 7am - 10pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 8pm

Sheerr Pool
Build in 1967, this facility has the capacity to be either 2 short-course pools (25 meters and 25 yards, 12 lanes) or 1 long course pool (50 meters, 6 lanes) and is home to a large recreational population as well as the University’s various club and varsity teams.  The pool is equipped with a stair entrance at the shallow end, a handi-accessible chair, and an on-deck dry sauna and shower both of which are located at the deep end.  We offer swim instruction, SCUBA training and lifeguard classes through PennRec programming.

Pottruck and Fox members are permitted to use the Franklin Field track weekdays from 6:30 AM – 9:00 AM.  Please enter and exit Franklin Field through the Fox Fitness Center.

Ringe Squash Courts
219 S. 33rd St.
In 1998-99, Ringe was reconstructed to house 10 glassback international squash courts, the Al Molloy Exhibition Court and the Intercollegiate and Penn Squash Halls of Fame. Penn has been a consistent host of major national championships on the junior, collegiate and open levels.

Lost and Found Policy

If you lose something at a Recreational Facility, please note valuable items are handled differently than non-valuable items.

Non-Valuables – Items such as clothing or books are held for a period of two weeks.  To claim items please have photo identification and speak with an Operations Supervisor.  After a period of two weeks unclaimed items are donated to a local charity.

Valuables – Items such as wallets or cell phones are held in The Membership Services office at Pottruck.  If the lost item includes any identifying information, staff from the Membership office will attempt to contact you directly.  Normal hours of operation for the Membership Services office are Monday through Thursday 9:00am to 5:30pm, and 9:00am to 5:00pm.  Items may be claimed in person during office hours and will require presentation of photo identification.