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Please notice: the Women's Locker Room will be closed for repair on Wednesday, December 19. Patrons may use the Family Changing Rooms in its stead.

Outdoor Recreation


Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Outdoor Recreation Program

Explore the great outdoors with us! The Outdoor Rec Center is the base for all of our exciting adventure trips (with online registration), tons of quality rental equipment, and a resource library of books and maps. Inside the Rec, we offer a fun climbing and bouldering wall and top-notch instructional kayak roll workshops in the pool.

Important Updates:

  • The Outdoor Recreation Center will be closed beginning December 15th for the holiday break. We will reopen January 7th, 2019.
  • Email Linda Rosenkranz  or Erin Mitchell  for rental questions.

Adventure Trip Spots Available!

  • Backpacking at Grand Canyon National Park
  • 2019 Spring Break: March 2 - 10, 2019
  • $1185 / $1235 - Cost includes airfare and van transportation to the canyon
  • Sign up ASAP before 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 7
  • 6 spots left (as of 11/19)

Trip Availability:  If a trip still has space after the registration deadline, registration will remain open until the Pre-Trip Meeting. Trip registration can be completed on the  Fusion Outdoor Rec Page


Outdoor Recreation Center Hours:

Day Time
Monday - Friday 3 - 6 p.m.

(Winter Hours November 9, 2018 - February 14, 2019)

Contact Us:

Outdoor Recreation Center 
2600 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37212

Erin Mitchell, Activities Coordinator

Linda Rosenkranz, Assistant Director