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University of Arkansas plans $24 million renovation of campus recreation facility

March 4, 2024
The project will add 13,000 square feet to the Health, Physical Education and Recreation building on the Fayetteville campus.

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville will begin a $24 million renovation this summer of its Health, Physical Education and Recreation building.

The university says that the 15-month project will add modern infrastructure and architectural updates, as well as other features that will enhance the overall recreation experience. 

The improvements:

  • 13,000 square feet of additional fitness center space
  • New turf training areas 
  • Additional fitness equipment 
  • New multipurpose spaces 
  • Modernized locker rooms 

Funding comes from general obligation bonds supported by the existing facilities fees. The Board of Trustees approved the project in November 2023. 

All university recreation programming and offerings will be available during construction. 

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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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