Closure Notice

In support of the University's response to COVID-19, ALL IM-Rec Sports facilities, fields and courts are CLOSED. All in-person programs are cancelled. Check FAQ for updates

Try some virtual programs. We are offering live fitness classes Monday-Friday and will be adding more virtual programs here: Virtual Programs

North Grounds Fitness Center in Charlottesville VA

North Grounds Rec Center

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Address: 510 Massie Rd Charlottesville, VA
Phone: 434-924-7380

The North Grounds Recreation Center is located near Darden Business School and the UVA Law School. This comprehensive recreation center has everything you need to reach your fitness goals. 

Facility Features

  • Cardiovascular training equipment, free weights, and strength training machines
  • 2-court gymnasium
  • 3 multipurpose group exercise rooms
  • Multimedia Cycle room
  • 3 handball/racquetball courts
  • 2 international singles squash courts
  • 25-meter x 25-yard 10-lane pool
  • Hot tub and sauna
  • Wet classroom for aquatic instruction
  • Day locker and towel service
  • Semester locker rentals
  • See the NGRC's accessibility features

Virtual Tour

Facility Hours

Reserve a Space

Use the above link to reserve a room or court. Use "Express Scheduling" to quickly reserve a racquetball or squash court.

Customer Service

At the NGRC service desk, you can check out lockers and racquetball/squash equipment - you can also rent a towel, buy Group Exercise passes, buy a guest pass & and other limited membership transactions. 


There are designated parking lots with metered spaces adjacent to North Grounds Recreation Center and along Duffy Boulevard. Additional parking is available in the Darden Garage after 3:30 PM Monday–Friday. VERY IMPORTANT: Between 7:30am and 5pm Monday-Friday, note your license plate number and enter it into the parking kiosk in the facility lobby.

NGRC Parking Diagram