Facilities - Golden Bear Rec

Golden Bear Recreation & Pool

 
 

The Golden Bear Recreation Center (GBRC) offers a pool, tennis courts, an outdoor track, and a softball field, all on the Clark Kerr Campus
 

Pool

The pool includes six lanes that are 25 yards in length with water temperature kept at 80-81 degrees F. The shallow end is three and a half feet deep and the deep end is ten feet deep. Open recreation lap swim only. Amenities include locker rooms, hot showers, lockers (bring your own lock), swimsuit spinners, and kickboards. No towel service is available.

Unfortunately, the pool is not wheelchair accessible (visit the Spieker Pool, Hearst Pool, or Strawberry Canyon Pool pages to learn about wheelchair-accessible facilities).

Who Can Use It?

To access the Golden Bear pool, you must be a Rec Sports member, purchase a Rec Sports Day Pass (available at the Customer Service Center or Pro Shop Cafe), or purchase a Golden Bear Day Pass (available at the GBRC cashier station on the left once you enter the building). Be prepared to present proof of membership or purchase in exchange for a Swim Ticket. Give the ticket to the lifeguard on deck. Kids 13 and above can swim at GBRC as long as they swim laps, as this pool is for lap swimming only.

Location

The Golden Bear Pool is located at the GBRC on Sports Lane, at the top of Dwight Way. Enter through the locker rooms.

Street parking is available along Dwight Way and in the metered spaces directly across from the GBRC building.

Hours

Please visit our Schedules page.
 

Tennis Courts

The two hard courts of Golden Bear Tennis Courts are available for Open Recreation use during most of the year, but are reserved for youth camps during summer weekdays. The court has lights for night play.

Who Can Use It?

Golden Bear Tennis Courts offer open recreation hours to all Rec Sports members. The courts can also be reserved in person at the Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) locker room guest services counter or by calling (510) 642-8345.

Location

Four blocks south from main campus, GBRC Tennis Courts are located on the Clark Kerr Campus (residence halls), off of Dwight Way, near the Hillside Avenue intersection.

Street parking is available along Dwight Way and in the metered spaces directly across from the GBRC building.

Hours

Please visit our Schedules page.
 

Track

Golden Bear Track is an outdoor track with a dirt running surface that is a quarter-mile long. There are no lanes and no evening fields lights available.

Who Can Use It?

Golden Bear Track offers open recreation hours to all Rec Sports members. The track is also home to Cal Sport Clubs and summer youth camps.

Location

The Golden Bear Track is located on Sports Lane, at the top of Dwight Way. It is behind the GBRC building.

Street parking is available along Dwight Way and in the metered spaces directly across from the GBRC building.

Hours

Please visit our Schedules page.
 

Softball Field

Golden Bear Softball Field is a baseball/softball diamond used for Sport Club practices, summer camp activities, and special events. Beyond the diamond, the field is a natural grass surface with dirt base paths. Evening field lights are available and the space can be rented. No food or alcohol is allowed on the field.

Who Can Use It?

Golden Bear Softball Field is only used for Cal Sport Club practices, summer camp activities, and special events. It can also be rented by calling 510-643-7327 or emailing recschedule@berkeley.edu.

Location

The field is four blocks south from the main campus in front of the GBRC building and is located just off of Dwight Way at the North end of the Clark Kerr Campus.

Street parking is available along Dwight Way and in the metered spaces directly across from the GBRC building.

Hours

Contact us at 510-643-7327 to learn more about the schedule.

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