UWild Adventures

The Gear Garage is located at the Waterfront Activities Center. Come check out what equipment is available for rental.

About UW Recreation


University of Washington Recreation provides safe, accessible, and dynamic recreation experiences to engage students in growth and wellbeing.


  • Inclusion – We commit to cultivating equity, creating environments where everyone belongs, and building communities through respect, trust, and understanding.
  • Play – We infuse fun and positive energy into everything we do, fostering curiosity that leads to engagement and learning.
  • Development – We focus on incremental improvement, providing opportunities for discovery, challenge, and support.
  • Wellness – We encourage the life-long practice of holistic care for self and others.
  • Stewardship – We take responsibility for our actions, relationships, and sustainably managing our resources.

UW Recreation Blog

December Parking Updates

Get your parking updates that impact Recreation facilities for December here.

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ASUW Shell House commemorates Armistice Day

By: Sean Harding

Two bald eagles were perched over the shores of Lake Washington Sunday, overlooking a sunny autumn afternoon at the ASUW Shell House on Veterans Day. It was a little crisp inside Shell House, but the 100-year-old structure also had a rich, historical essence that kept it feeling cozy – the two heat lamps inside, and the treats from the gyros truck parked outside, might have helped too. The light chatter and slow blues coming from the radio and the light coming enormous skylights served as an ideal backdrop for the exhibits from UW Libraries and the Museum of History and Industry on display on the floor.

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UW Recreation App

Download the UW Recreation App today. Just search for UW Recreation on your phone or tablet.

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