Recreation

Just because you’re away from home doesn’t mean the workout has to suffer.

UC Berkeley has state-of-the-art recreational facilities available to conference guests for a fee. One recreation card will give you access to the Recreational Sports Facility, the Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area, The Golden Bear Recreation Center, and Hearst Gymnasium.

For maps, phone numbers, and facility schedules, please visit the Department of Recreational Sports.

The Recreational Sports Facility (RSF)

As the University’s largest and most complete fitness center, the RSF is abundant with activities for everyone.

At the RSF you will find a swimming pool, weight rooms, basketball courts, racquetball/handball courts, squash courts, treadmills, elliptical trainers, stair masters, rowing machines, and stationary bikes.

Additionally, space is reserved for volleyball, badminton, indoor soccer, group exercise classes, martial arts, and table tennis.

No one under 16 years of age will be permitted into the RSF.

The Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area (SCRA)

The SCRA features an outdoor swimming pool, a wading pool, a ropes course, locker rooms, and a barbecue/picnic area.

The Golden Bear Recreation Center (GBRC)

Behind the Clark Kerr Campus is the Golden Bear Recreation Center (GBRC), which includes a swimming pool, tennis courts, outdoor track, softball area, sand volleyball court, and picnic grounds.

Hearst Gymnasium

The Hearst Gymnasium is a multi-use facility with three pools, locker rooms, classrooms, aerobic/dance rooms, and multi-use gymnasia.

Group Rate Recreation Cards

A recreation card providing unlimited access to all these four areas can be purchased for $50 per person, per week. Recreation cards must be ordered in advance by the organizer and are charged to the Master Bill (not the individual guests).

Individual Rate Recreation Cards

These facilities are available on a fee per entry basis.

Current daily entry fees at each facility are as follows:

Facility Entry Fee
Golden Bear Recreation Center $10/day
Hearst Gymnasium* $20/day
Recreation Sports Facility (RSF)* $20/day
Strawberry Canyon

$10/day (pool access only)

*$20 daily pass is valid for both Hearst Gymnasium and RSF pools. 

Please note that rates are subject to change without notice.