Outdoor Facilities

RWC Main Outdoor Facilities

The Disc Golf Course is an 18-hole course that is located within RWC Park and is available for the UCF Community. The course is open during daylight hours each day of the week.

UCF Students and members of the Recreation and Wellness Center can checkout disc golf discs at the RWC Park during operating hours.

Please visit the links below for a list of the full policies and rules of play. A map to locate each hole is also available below.

Players should utilize the scorecard linked below with a mobile device and can auto-calculate their round by using the free adobe reader application.

The Lap Pool which is located on the first floor of the Recreation and Wellness Center provides nine lanes of lap swimming. In addition to lap swimming, the lap pool serves as a venue for other programs such as swim lessons, SCUBA certifications, and sport club practices.

The Lap Pool has a lift for students with disabilities that is accessible for students in wheelchairs.

Related Functions

Lifeguard Certification / Aquatics

The lifeguards at the RWC are all certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED and First Aid for the Professional Rescuer. Lifeguard classes are taught by the Lifeguard Instructor staff in house in once per summer, fall and spring semester of each school year.

Swim Classes / Aquatics

Swimming is an excellent form of a total body workout. We strive to help all UCF students acquire the skill of swimming through our swim class program. Whether you are a beginner that has never swam or wanting to just improve your swimming strokes for your first triathlon our classes are for you.



The Leisure Pool is located on the east side of the Recreation and Wellness Center. It has 186,000 gallons of water and is a zero-entry pool to 5 feet deep.

A wheelchair designed specifically for the pool is available for use upon request.

To reserve the Leisure or Lap Pool for a special event, visit this link

Three (3) lighted outdoor basketball courts located behind the Recreation and Wellness Center are open to the UCF community. There is an additional outdoor basketball court located at Knights Plaza (by BurgerU on East Plaza Drive) that is open during daylight hours each day of the week.

Members of the Recreation and Wellness Center can checkout outdoor basketball at the member services desk in the RWC. Outdoor lockers are available at the courts for personal belongings.

Picture of RWC Outdoor Basketball Courts

The RWC Park features 6 artificial turf lighted fields, grass fields, and a baseball/softball field. Located on the south end of campus, the RWC Park allows playing fields for outdoor activities ranging from open rec flag football to organized rugby events.

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Students playing flag football at the RWC PARK in fall 2019.

The RWC has six (6) sand volleyball courts; four located between the leisure pool and the tennis courts while the remaining two courts are located at Lake Claire. The courts are available from dawn until 10:00pm.

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RWC Sand Volleyball Courts by Libra Garage.

The nine (9) tennis courts are located next to the Leisure Pool and are open during normal and break hours for the main RWC building. In addition to being open to the UCF community, the tennis courts host the College of Education classes, intramural tennis ladder, sport club practices and are home to the UCF tennis team. The United States Tennis Association  (USTA) partners with the RWC throughout the year to help support programs and services.

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UCF RWC Tennis Complex (showing UCF logo and blue courts)

The William E. and Mary Jo Davis Recreation Area at Lake Claire, located at the end of Greek Park Drive, offers an adventure for all types. Lake Claire is the only natural body of water on campus and has a maximum depth of 12 feet.

Available Facilities/ Services

  • Energi Fitness Stations 
  • Playing Field 
  • Boathouse and watercraft rental 
  • Restrooms 
  • Sand Volleyball Courts 
  • Picnic Pavilions 
  • Sports equipment check-out 
  • Water fountains

Please review our adjusted Policies at William E. and Mary Jo Davis Recreation Area at Lake Claire before using our facility.



Lake Claire boat dock with kayak in the foreground.

The UCF Recreation and Wellness Center is one of the nation’s leading campus recreation departments for creating space for students of all abilities to play, work out and compete against each other. The Lake Claire Recreation Area has its own adaptive kayak and an accessible dock. Our staff is trained and excited to help get as many students on the water and they love to share their passion for paddlesports.


Join Outdoor Adventure staff as we explore all of the outdoor spots right here on campus. We're focusing on Full Moon Paddles at Lake Claire, but we also have opportunities for trail running, hiking, and mountain biking in the Arboretum.



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