Recreation Facilities and Hours

IMA Front


Autumn Quarter Hours (Sep. 22 –  Dec. 13)
Mon – Fri 6 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Holiday & Revised Hours
Sep 28, Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 28-30 CLOSED
Oct 6 1 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Nov 11 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m
Nov 27 6 a.m. – 8:30 p.m
Dec 14-23 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m
Dec 24-25 CLOSED
Dec 26-31 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m
Jan 2-4 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m

IMA Building

lap swimming pool


IMA Pool
Closes 30 minutes before IMA Building
Pavilion Pool (Open Lap Swim – September 22 – December 13)
Mon – Fri 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sat 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

(No open swim on Oct 19th, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 30)

Q Swim Sat 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

(Oct 5 – Dec 13 – No Q Swim on Oct 19th, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 30)

Women’s Swim Thu 4 – 5 p.m.

(Sep 26 – Dec 13 – No Women’s Swim on Nov 28th)

Men’s Swim Fri 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

(Sep 27 – Dec 13 – No Men’s Swim on Nov 29th)


three people rowing a boat

Crags Climbing Center

Autumn Quarter Hours
(Sep. 25 – Dec. 12)
Mon & Wed 3 – 10 p.m.
Tue & Thu 7 – 9 a.m. / 3 – 10 p.m.
Fri 12 – 2 p.m. / 2 – 8 p.m.
Sat & Sun 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Holiday & Revised Hours
Sep 28, Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 28-Dec 1, Dec 13-Jan 6 Closed
Nov 11 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Nov 27 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Dec 9-12 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Crags Climbing Center

Waterfront Activities Center (WAC)

Nov-Feb  (Boat rentals closed for season)
Daily Closed
Holiday & Revised Hours
Home Football Game Days Closed



Gear Garage Front Page

UWild Gear Garage

Sep – Dec
Thu – Mon 3 – 7 p.m.
Tues-Wed By appointment
Holiday & Revised Hours
Sept. 28; Oct. 19; Nov. 2 Closed
Nov 11, 28-29, Dec 24-26 Closed

Gear Garage

closeup shot of golfball on green

Golf Range

Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sat – Sun 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat – Sun 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat – Sun 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Daily 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Holiday & Revised Hours
Nov 28-29 Closed
Dec 24-26 Closed

Golf Range Info

Facility Updates

  • *OPEN: Monday, September 16* Recreation has renovated the Women’s Locker Room office space on the first floor of the IMA Building to create a new Main Issue Area. This new space will accommodate all locker room patrons at one centralized location with access from the hallway. Our staff will be working in a non-binary gendered location which allows us to more efficiently staff this area – i.e., we will no longer have “Women’s Locker Room Staff” and “Men’s Locker Room Staff”. This change will require that patrons adapt to a new routine when using the locker rooms or checking out towels and equipment. We are excited about the efficiencies we’ll gain by updating and modernizing our facilities and processes, and we appreciate your patience during the construction.

Saturday Closures: Fitness Center West Access

Our HFS colleagues are graciously collaborating with our department again this year to open access to Fitness Center West (FCW) to all IMA Members on the Saturdays* the IMA will be closed – Saturday, August 31, September 7, 28, October 19, and November 2. FCW is located in Elm Hall (normally restricted to HFS residents only).  This smaller facility offers cardio equipment, free weights, and strength equipment, in addition to having two studio spaces, so expect longer wait times than usual during peak hours. The facility hours on Saturday, 8/31 and 9/7 are 7:00 am – 7:00 pm and on Saturday, 9/28, 10/19, and 11/2 are 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. Free Zumba classes on 11:00 am September 28, October 19, and November 2. Please note the following amenities are NOT available at FCW:  locker rooms (make sure to grab any items out of the IMA locker room before each Saturday), showers, pool, climbing center, gyms or sports equipment, and very limited parking (street parking or W10/41 are the closest parking lots if your UW parking pass covers that area). Bring your Husky ID Card or IMA Membership Card as normal for check-in. We want to thank HFS for allowing our members access to FCW on these Saturdays.

*Unfortunately FCW will also be closed on Saturday, September 14 while they replace the cardio equipment in the facility.

Recreation Parking

Metered Parking

  • Metered parking in front of the IMA building:  $4/hour paid by coins or credit card (the IMA is cashless so no change can be made)
  • Metered parking in back of the IMA on the West side of Walla Walla Rd: $4/hour paid by coins or credit card (the IMA is cashless so no change can be made)

Parking Lots

  • Parking Lot E18 – large parking lot to the north of the IMA and Field #1 (across Wahkiakum Rd):  permit parking OR $6.75/day if paid at the meter(s) located between the soccer field and track (credit card only).
  • Parking Lot E1 – large parking lot to the north of Lot E18: $6.75/day paid by swiping credit card on the way in.  Entrances to E1 are through the E18 parking lot, on Walla Walla Rd from Montlake Blvd NE or on NE Clark Rd from Mary Gates Memorial Dr. NE

Hours of Enforcement

Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. – noon

Complimentary Parking

Available after 9:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and noon Saturday – 6:00 a.m. Monday

Disability Parking

Stop at a gatehouse for a permit or contact Parking Services at (206) 221-3701 for short-term disability parking, or the Disability Services Office or Disability Resources for Students for long-term disability parking.

Light Rail Station

Light Rail has arrived at UW. Avoid parking issues and use light rail, conveniently located by Husky Stadium and the IMA.

Parking Questions

For more information about parking on campus, contact:

Transportation Services
(206) 221-3701


UW Recreation does not provide accident/medical coverage for participants. It is recommended that participants obtain their own personal coverage. Students may obtain additional information on student accident/sickness insurance by contacting:

Student Insurance Office
Room 459 Schmitz Hall
(206) 543-6202

Safety at Night

To ensure your safety when leaving UW Recreation facilities at night, different organizations at the UW provide some options that are free and may be available to you:


NightRide is a UW shuttle service that provides a safe and easy way for U-PASS members living in the general university area (see service map) to get home at night. Shuttles for the east and west route zones make their first stop at the IMA front entrance and run every 20 minutes during operating hours. All shuttles are wheelchair accessible.

Husky NightWalk

The Husky NightWalk program is a safety walking program provided by the UW Police Department and operated by security guard staff members.

Questions About Accessibility?

We encourage you to participate in classes, personal training, intramurals, rec clubs, or UWild Adventures. Please contact Member Services, (206) 543-4590 for more information.

The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests.  Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 business days.

Request Disability Services Office

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at:

Request Disability Resources for Students

Or the Disability Resources for Students Office at: