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Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC)

The Wildcat Recreation Center is back at it again with WREC 2.0 starting on January 25th!

Join us at our fully equipped, outdoor exercise complex located in the parking structure across from the WREC facility at 2nd and Cherry Streets. Open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

To log in and reserve a spot, use your campus portal/email username and password. Time slots open 48 hours in advance. WREC 2.0 will be CLOSED during Spring Break.

What to expect:

The complex is located on the second level of the parking structure across from the WREC facility at 2nd and Cherry Streets. There will only be one entrance to the complex, located at the structure staircase on the corner of 1st and Cherry Streets.

In order to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff, students will be required to reserve a 15-minute entry time slot in advance of their visit.

Arrive early? We love that! However, we ask that you please refrain from waiting at the entrance until your reservation slot as we accommodate others.

Upon entry, students can choose from several exercise spaces for as much time as they need to complete their workout. No more location or time limits! As part of our safety protocol, temperature checks will be performed at check-in. Masks will be required upon entry and at all times during your workout. Students will also be handed a sanitation kit to help keep our equipment clean.

Our outdoor facility is fully equipped with all your favorite nonelectric WREC equipment, including:

  • Squat racks
  • Weight machines
  • Spin bikes
  • Nonelectric treadmills
  • Rowing machines
  • Free weights
  • Other equipment: Bands, jump ropes, bosu balls, med balls, plyo boxes, steps, kettlebells…

We also have a large turf area available for socially distance individual exercise.

Group exercise classes, including Spin, Abs, and Butts ‘n Guts will also be available for reservation. At this time, we have six in-person group ex classes scheduled Monday through Thursday.   

Our WREC Group Exercise Instructors and Personal Trainers continue to host Virtual GX sessions and PT consultations virtually.

The WREC Pool continues to be open for lap swim and deck use Monday through Friday, 11 am to 6 pm by reservation only*. See our Aquatics page for more details.

Guest passes will not be available at this time.

Plan your visit:

As part of our safety protocol, temperature checks will be performed at check-in. Masks will be required upon entry and at all times during your workout.

Please also bring your Wildcat ID card for identification, and a water bottle and sweat towel, if needed. Water fountains will not be available outdoors.


In accordance with the Accessibility Resource Center, The complex will have resources available for those who need assistance, including transportation to the second level via golf cart.

Need to cancel a reservation?

If you cannot make your session, please cancel at least 60 minutes in advance so another student may use the spot.
To cancel a reservation:

  1. Log into your https://wreconline.csuchico.edu account
  2. Click on your Username in the upper right corner, select “Profile”
  3. Under Personal Info click on “Programs”
  4. Find the one you want to delete and click on the red dots on the right.
  5. Select “Cancel Registration”

Other info:

The Adventure Outings equipment room is also open for gear pick-up by reservation only. Pick-up will occur on Fridays from 11 am-4 pm, and gear return on Mondays from 11 am-4 pm. Currently, we are only allowing weekend rentals. 

Links to all our offerings, virtual GX classes, pool reservations and more.


Forms:

“Under 18” Liability Release Form


Upcoming Events:

There are no upcoming events at this time.


WREC Hours of Operation

The Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC) remains closed. WREC 2.0 and pool are OPEN by reservation only.

HOURS

Closed Cesar Chavez Day – March 31

WREC 2.0:
MONDAY – FRIDAY: 11am – 7pm

Pool Sessions:
MONDAY – FRIDAY: 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm

AO Equipment Room
Equipment available to rent for personal outdoor adventure. Rental info here.

Contact Us

Phone: (530) 898-4444
Email: wrecinfo@csuchico.edu

WREC LOCATION:

Between 1st & 2nd on Cherry St.
CSU, Chico • Chico, CA 95929

MAILING ADDRESS:

Associated Students WREC 767
California State University, Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929