Campus Facilities

Get Active, Get Fit

Establish and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle when you take advantage of the outstanding fitness and recreational sports facilities available to the Northwestern community. Whether you want to lose weight and get in shape, unwind from the stress of daily life, or simply have a bit of fun, the Department of Athletics and Recreation offers facilities suited to meet your needs.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and affiliates are encouraged to make use of various fitness and recreation-related facilities. Use of these facilities is free to current full-time students who have a valid WildCARD ID. Others must possess a facility membership or purchase a daily pass.

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A portion of the Northwestern University lakefront walking and biking path on Northwestern’s Evanston campus will be closed starting Monday, June 22 because of construction in the area.

The northern portion of the path near the playing fields will be closed due to construction in the area, but the southern portion, including the new section of path near the sailing beach and the Music and Communication Building, will remain open. The entire path is expected to reopen late this year, depending on weather.

Combe Tennis Center

2311 Campus DriveEvanston, IL 60208Phone: 847-491-4312Fax: 847-467-1405 View On Maps >
General (June 11-September 27)
Monday-Friday 6:00am-9:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-6:00pm
Special Hours
Friday, July 3 6:00am-6:00pm
Saturday, July 4 Closed
Friday, September 4 6:00am-6:00pm
Saturday, September 5 8:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, September 6 8:00am-6:00pm
Monday, September 7 Closed
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Patten Gymnasium

2407 Sheridan RoadEvanston, IL 60208Phone: 847-491-4099Fax: 847-491-1406 View On Maps >

Closed for Summer | June 11-September 20

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Blomquist Recreation Center

617 Foster StreetEvanston, IL 60208Phone: 847-491-7250 View On Maps >

Closed for Summer | June 11 – September 20

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Vandy Christie Tennis Center

2310 Sheridan RoadEvanston, IL 60208 View On Maps >

The outdoor tennis center is open from dawn to dusk weather and space permitting.

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Sailing Center

1823 Campus DriveEvanston, IL 60208Phone: 847-491-4142 View On Maps >
May 25th, 2015* - June 14th, 2015
Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday - Sunday 9:00am - 8:00pm
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Floyd Long Field

Lincoln Street & Sheridan RoadEvanston, IL 60208Phone: 847-491-2330
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Lakeside Athletic Field

2400 Campus DriveEvanston, IL 60208Phone: 847-491-2330
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North Beach

2311 Campus DriveEvanston, IL 60208 View On Maps >
Beach Schedule
May 25 - July 31, 2015 Open Daily 10am - 8pm*
August 1 - September 7, 2015 Open Daily 10am - 7:30pm*
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