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Drexel students are always on the move, both inside and outside of the classroom. This tour will give you a quick look at some of the spots where we go to blow off some steam and have a little fun.
The state-of-the-art Drexel Recreation Center is a fitness and hangout hub in University City. It is a multipurpose recreation facility for students with swimming pools, basketball courts, a rock-climbing wall, and more, while serving as home to many of Drexel's indoor varsity sports teams.
Located on the northeast end of campus, the Vidas Athletic Complex is the home of Drexel’s outdoor varsity athletics. It features a Sprinturf-surfaced soccer and lacrosse field, an Astroturf-surfaced field hockey venue, a natural grass multipurpose field, nine tennis courts, and a softball field.
Drexel’s two outdoor tennis courts are open-use for students and feature full lighting, allowing play throughout the evening. In between sets, you can check out one of the grandest views of Philly’s iconic skyline our campus has to offer.
With its fully lit sand volleyball courts, BBQ grills, picnic tables, and open-grass areas, Buckley Green is a popular student meet-up and hangout spot. Just across the street is Buckley Recreational Field, which is outfitted with a Sprinturf synthetic grass surface, allowing for a wide variety of athletic fun.
Drexel Park is a 2.5-acre open green space that serves as a recreational park for the Drexel and Powelton Village communities. A prime spot for large outdoor activities, it's also a great place to relax, unwind, and meet up with friends.
The home of Drexel’s prestigious crew team, Bachelors Barge Club is the oldest continuously operating boathouse in the country. Located at #6 Boathouse Row, it is one of the 15 boathouses affixed with LED lights that create the iconic nighttime view along the east bank of the Schuylkill River.
Opened in 2013, Paines Park is a skateboarder’s dream, built in direct partnership between local business leaders and stalwarts of the Philly skating community. Designed to replicate the distinctive features of the city’s non-skating public parks and squares, the park provides over 30,000 square feet of skate-friendly benches, rails, and pipes. It also hosts a variety of outdoor events, including live music performances, film screenings, and skill demonstrations.
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