Closure Notice

The AFC fitness area is now open with modified hours and operations. Pre-registration and new safety procedures are required. 

Review re-opening details and reserve your workout time at recsports.virginia.edu/re-opening.

Try our virtual programs.

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Re-Opening Procedure

We are thrilled to re-open and continue serving the University Community. The following re-open plans, which are subject to change, layout how students and members can access the rec center safely.
Re-Open Plan

The success of this plan is a shared responsibility among all of us to be informed and work together for the safety of our community. Please read carefully and help us implement this plan to re-open.

What's Open Now

  • The walking path at the Park is open for recreation that follows social distancing guidelines including gatherings of no more than 50 people.
  • The Aquatic & Fitness Center is re-opening for students and members (unfortunately no guests) with modified hours and required reservations.
    • Available:
      • Fitness area - Only cardio and weight machines
    • Unavailable: 
      • Aquatic Areas
      • Weight Room
      • Loose equipment i.e. free weights, mats, basketballs, etc.
      • Water fountains
      • Cubbies & lockers
      • More listed in detail below
  • The Park Artificial Turf Fields and Snyder Tennis Courts are re-open for students and members (unfortunately no guests) with modified hours and required reservations.
  • Virtual recreation! From fitness to family fun, visit our virtual recreation page.

Stay Informed

It is our intention to make as many healthy activities available without compromising the safety of students or staff. Our current plan is just the start. Having never experienced such a high cleaning standard, we are starting with what we know our team can handle, then expand. We will continuously evaluate our ability and make adjustments accordingly.

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Reserving Your AFC Fitness Time

  • To insure maximum safety, we are opening up with reservable blocks of time in the AFC Fitness
    • Monday-Friday: 10:00am-11:15am, 12:00pm-1:15pm, 3:00-4:15pm, 5:00pm-6:15pm, 7:00pm-8:15pm
    • Saturday: 10:00am-11:15am, 12:00pm-1:15pm, 2:00pm-3:15pm
    • After each reservation time, everyone will exit the building to allow staff to clean before the next time block
  • You may reserve your block online or via our mobile app (Apple or Android)
    • Reservations will open on 7/30 at noon
    • Reservations can be made up to 1 week in advance
    • Reservations close at the start of each block
    • There is a limit of 1 reservation per person per day for consideration to all students and members
    • Email our business office at recsports@virginia.edu if you need assistance with reservations
  • To allow for proper social distancing, the AFC Fitness area will be limited to 25 people
    • We will be monitoring demand and availability closely and modifying this plan to maximize availability without compromising anyone's security
  • To access the AFC Fitness area, you will enter via the Whitehead Road doors and exit via the Alderman Road doors
    • 2 ways to pay for parking 
      • ParkMobile app on your smart phone
      • Call ParkMobile at 877-727-5758

Reserve Your Fitness Time

Reserving Your Park Time

  • To insure maximum safety, we are opening up with reservable blocks of time in The Park
    • Monday-Friday: 5:00pm-6:15pm, 7:00-8:15pm and Saturday: 10:00am-11:15am, 12:00pm-1:15pm
    • 1 Reservation can be for up to 25 students and members (unfortunately no guests)
    • Social Distancing guidelines are in effect
  • You may reserve your block online
    • Reservations will open on 7/27 at 5pm
    • Reservations can be made up to 2 weeks in advance
    • Reservations close 1 week in advance
    • There is a limit of 1 reservation per person per day for consideration to all students and members
    • An IM-Rec Sports representative will contact you to confirm your reservation
    • Email our business office at recsports@virginia.edu if you need assistance with reservations

Reserve Your Time at The Park

Reserving Your Tennis Time

  • To insure maximum safety, we are opening up with reservable blocks of time on the Snyder Tennis Courts
  • You may reserve your block online or via The SOURCE
    • Reservations can be made up to 1 week in advance and up to 2 hours prior to reservation
    • There is a limit of 1 reservation per person per day for consideration to all students and members
    • Call our business office if you need assistance with reservations (434) 924-3791
  • To allow for proper social distancing, the tennis courts will be limited to 2 people per court

Reserve Your Tennis Time

Our Extra Safety Measures

Cleaning & Sanitation

Keeping everyone safe is a shared responsibility and we will rely on everyone chipping in to clean the equipment before and after use.

Fitness equipment and high touch points will be sanitized and disinfected consistently throughout the day and after every reservation period by staff per CDC & UVA EHS guidelines. Fitness Wipes will be provided for students/members to wipe down equipment before and after each use.

Extra Sanitizer Stations

Additional hand sanitizers and fitness wipes are available throughout the fitness areas and outdoor venues.

Health Checks

Staff will be monitored for symptoms prior to each shift per University and CDC Guidelines. 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.

Personal Protective Equipment

Face masks are required while in the facility except while using cardio equipment. All staff will be wearing protective gloves and face masks at all time.

New Gym Etiquette

Face Masks

Face masks are required while in the facility except while using cardio equipment.

No Drinking Fountains

Please bring your own water bottle as only the bottle fill portion of the water fountains will be open.

Touchless Entrance

There will be touchless entrance at the AFC Welcome Desk and Outdoor Venues. Please remember to bring your UVA/IM-REC Access ID or smartphone with the UVA IM-Rec App. 

Cardio & Strength Floor Etiquette

Wipe down equipment before and after use.

"Working In" on sets is not be permitted in order to permit 10-foot social distancing and sanitization of equipment.

Please give everyone plenty of space to exercise. Allow at least 6 feet of distance.

Limit Personal Belongings

Please limit the personal belongings you bring as the lockers and cubbies will not be available.

Unavailable Equipment & Spaces
  • Loose equipment (stretching mats, dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, free-weights, etc.) will not be available.
  • The locker rooms, track, basketball courts, multi-purpose rooms and weight room will remain closed. 
  • Social areas (lobby tables & benches and furniture) will not be accessible.
  • There will be no towel service, locker access, water fountains, or individual day Lockers & cubbies available at this time.
  • Juice Laundry & TJ's Locker will remain closed.
  • Restrooms at The Park.