Masks Requirement

In compliance with the University Mask policy, masks are required inside all IM-Rec facilities for all activities, except when actively swimming. 

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North Grounds Rec Center

North Grounds Recreation Center, located near the University's law and business schools, expanded in 2015 to provide everything you need to reach your fitness goals. North Grounds Recreation Center now offers a 25-meter pool and international squash courts, in addition to the cardiovascular training equipment, free weights and training machines, basketball/volleyball courts, handball/racquetball courts and multipurpose/aerobics rooms.

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

Facility Features

It is our intention to make as many healthy activities available without compromising the safety of students or staff. The continued success is a shared responsibility among all of us to be informed and work together for the safety of our community.

  • We are working hard to make recreational opportunities available and keep them available. University leadership determined this temporary mask policy was the best balance to mitigate risk while allowing most recreational opportunities. We understand masks limit certain forms of exercise, but we believe open buildings with masks are better than closed buildings. Though we cannot expect universal agreement on the policy, we thank you for your continued compliance, support and patience. And remember, it’s temporary! 
  • Hand sanitizers and fitness wipes are available throughout the centers to keep self and equipment sanitized.
  • Staff and Students/Members are not permitted if they have or show symptoms of COVID-19; please stay home if you show any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Face masks are required while in the recreation centers per UVA's policy SEC-045 on Face Masks, Physical Distancing, Social Gatherings, and Enforcement.
  • To keep the gyms open this fall, indoor, open-rec basketball is temporarily suspending due to the difficulty of maintaining compliance with the University’s Mask Policy. Outdoor basketball at MEM Gym, behind Copely’s softball field and supervised, Intramural basketball is available. 

As COVID restrictions change, we will modify our operations, as quickly as we can, to remain consistent with state and University decisions. We'll continue to keep you updated, so check back frequently to stay informed.

Reserve Group Space

Virtual Tour

Weight Room
Squash & Racquetball Courts

Facility Hours

Week of September 20, 2021

Facility
Family Rec
Monday
Facility
5:30am to 11:00pm
Family Rec
N/A
Tuesday
Facility
5:30am to 11:00pm
Family Rec
N/A
Wednesday
Facility
5:30am to 11:00pm
Family Rec
N/A
Thursday
Facility
5:30am to 11:00pm
Family Rec
N/A
Friday
Facility
5:30am to 9:00pm
Family Rec
N/A
Saturday
Facility
8:00am to 9:00pm
Family Rec
N/A
Sunday
Facility
8:00am to 11:00pm
Family Rec
N/A

Week of September 20, 2021

Pool Deck
Family Swim
Monday
Pool
6:00am to 10:00pm
Family Swim
N/A
Tuesday
Pool
6:00am to 10:00pm
Family Swim
N/A
Wednesday
Pool
6:00am to 10:00pm
Family Swim
N/A
Thursday
Pool
6:00am to 10:00pm
Family Swim
N/A
Friday
Pool
6:00am to 8:00pm
Family Swim
N/A
Saturday
Pool
9:00am to 8:00pm
Family Swim
N/A
Sunday
Pool
9:00am to 8:00pm
Family Swim
N/A
Reserve Group Space

PARKING INFORMATION

There are designated parking lots with metered spaces adjacent to North Grounds Recreation Center (Zone 5501) and along Duffy Boulevard. Additional parking is available in the Darden Garage (Zone 5516) after 3:30 PM Monday–Friday.

Between 7:30am and 5pm Monday-Friday, you must use ParkMobile to pay for your parking. You can, download the ParkMobile app, text "PARK" to 77223*, or call 877-727-5758.

NGRC Parking Diagram

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