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Recreation and Wellness

RecWell Capital Projects

The mission of the department of Recreation and Wellness is to create an environment for the UNF community that inspires healthy lifestyle choices through valuable programs and services while supporting academic success. Spread across more than 320 acres of the campus, RecWell values the importance of quality facilities to support the needs and interests of our students. 

Current Projects

Pixie Tower Addition

  • Scope: The Pixie Tower is a new structure to support more efficient access to the Osprey Challenge Course and Sky Park at Eco Adventure.
  • Funding: $170K
  • Completion: This project is scheduled to be completed by Summer 2024

Turf Field Enhancements

  • Scope: Turf Field enhancements include replacement of the scoreboard and new Public Address (PA) system
  • Funding: $130K
  • Completion: This project is scheduled to be completed by Spring 2024

Future Projects

Eco Adventure New Facilitieseco conceptual drawingeco floor plans

These conceptual drawings for new Eco Adventure facilities would impactfully enhance program opportunities for our students. New facilities include: Eco Adventure offices, four program rooms with occupancy of 30 each, a large common area with a capacity of 50, restrooms, and increased storage. In coordination with these new facilities, current Gear Checkout facilities will be refurbished.

Cost estimated at $5 - 6 million

Completed Projects

Student Wellness Complex Improvements

  • Scope: Dottie Dorion Fitness Center improvements include rubber flooring replacement and extension, carpet replacement, and new cardio and weight machines.
  • Funding: $866K

    gym floor


Outdoor Pickleball Courtoutdoor pickleball courts

  • Scope: Adding pickleball lines to the outdoor Tennis Courts located behind the Student Wellness Complex.
  • Funding: $3.1K

Outdoor Field Enhancementssouth field upgrades

  • Scope: South Field enhancements include removal of perimeter brush, refencing, relighting, new bleachers and pad, restroom facilities; North Field enhancements include a new storage facility.
  • Funding: $1.4 million from CITF allocations

Eco Adventure Enhancements

  • Completion: Fall 2022 semester
  • Scope: repairing and replacing several sections of boardwalk and the bridge to the island
  • Funding: $1 million from CITF allocations
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in the news: WJCT News Article      

eco bridge

outdoor nature trail

Sky Park: New Osprey Challenge Course Element at Eco Adventureoutdoor sky park course

  • Completion: June 2022
  • Scope: installation of multi-level, individual challenge element at Eco Adventure
  • Total Cost: $115K

Practice Field & Track Enhancementsoutdoor turf track and running track

  • Completion: April 2022
  • Scope: installation of an artificial turf field and renovation of the 3-lane track.
  • Total Cost: $2 million

Competition Pool Complex & Renovated Tennis Courtsoutdoor swimming pool

  • Completion: August 2021
  • Scope: The Competition Pool Complex is a new, outdoor pool adjacent to the Student Wellness Complex. The pool serves our campus community and Division 1 Women’s Swimming Team. It is 25 yards by 50 meters and can be set for 9 long course or 10 short course competition lanes. In total, the pool fits 20 short course lanes. The facility includes restrooms, changing facilities, lifeguard offices, and the UNF Women’s Swim Team offices, equipment storage and a separate pump room.
  • Total Cost: $8 million

Red Maple Boardwalk Replacementeco nature trail

  • Completion: Fall 2017
  • Scope: demolition and replacement of the 0.31 mile boardwalk trail.

Field Housefield house floor

  • Completion: 2015
  • Scope: 26,000 sq. ft. indoor court facility. It is home to the Competitive Sports program, where all indoor sports take place, as well as the hub for student informal-recreation play, including basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, badminton, pickleball, and much more. Reservation and rental agreement required for outside groups.
  • Total Cost: $5.1 million

Student Wellness Complexdottie dorion fitness floor

  • Completion: 2012
  • Scope: 27,000 sq. ft. fitness floor space and 1/8 mile track on the third floor circumnavigates the perimeter of the building, 34-ft indoor rock climbing wall, 3 group fitness studios and administrative offices.