Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center

Student walking in front Sumers Rec Center


The Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center officially opened on Oct. 29, 2016, revitalizing the southwest corner of the Danforth Campus and giving the Washington University community a modern and dynamic space to congregate and engage in recreational pursuits. The state-of- the-art fitness and recreation facilities encourage visitors to develop healthy lifestyles and lifelong habits.

Sumers is an innovative and inclusive facility, outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment that provides and individualized experience. Programming at Sumers Rec promotes and encourages healthy lifestyles, physical fitness, emotional and social well-being, leadership, and athletic performance.

The Sumers Recreation Center is also a place to recharge with furnished relaxation space, massage therapy, and a health promotion suite. With dedicated small group seating and lounge areas, Sumers Rec serves as a magnet for social connections and community gathering on the WashU campus.

Regular Semester Hours (Change to Summer Hours)


6 a.m.-8 p.m.


10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Modified Hours

May 20: Closed for Commencement

May 30 (Memorial Day): 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Front Desk Phone: 314-935-4619
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