Student (Lobo) Recreation Center (SRC) Information Sheet
UNM Johnson Center
What “today’s” students said about improving the Rec Center
3,263 students surveyed in Spring 2009 produced the following results regarding what they believe the significant/moderate impacts of an improved Rec Center at UNM would be:
Benefits of Student Recreation
Overview and Proposal to meet “Today’s” Student Needs
Student Affairs, ASUNM and GPSA have been researching and considering the possibility of constructing and operating a new Student Recreation (and Wellness) Center at UNM. Research has included visiting peer University Rec centers, and conducting a survey regarding what “today’s” student wants.
Recently, a two-day charette was held by the Architects which further developed a preliminary plan and design for this new SRC. During this charette, focus groups were held in which students gave feedback on the ideas and how open they were to increasing student fees to pay for this new facility. The design shows a new three-story building that will attach to Johnson Center with a bridge. It would include a climbing wall, indoor track, cardio and weight rooms, multi-purpose rooms for playing indoor soccer and hockey, multi-purpose group fitness rooms, and new locker rooms.
The initial planning and assessment has created an approximate cost of $52 million to build this facility and a realistic financial estimate of construction and operational costs pro-forma is being developed. In order to continue with the planning and development, it is imperative that a revenue source be secured for these costs. The current economic environment, planning and construction costs are a positive incentive to continue the facilitation of this project now. The longer the project is delayed, the more expensive it will become.
This is an opportunity to create and develop an inviting, interactive and vital campus community environment for the students in coordination with additional student housing and residence life that is also being expanded and planned in collaboration with the overall campus master plan.
As we look into moving this project forward we would like to get input from students on what they would like to see in a new new recreation center. The form below can be used to provide us with valuable input, please take a minute to fill it out and submit it to our staff. Thank your for your time.
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