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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:

PART 3 of the Used Equipment Sale at the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) will be held from 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm on Friday, Aug. 30 at and around the ORC. Click here for a list of equipment for sale.

Adventure Trips for the Fall will begin on 9/7/19. TRIP REGISTRATION for Fall will begin at 12 noon on Wed. 8/21.


  • Summer trip registration is currently closed. Visit to register.
  • Kayak clinic registration is currently closed for the summer. Visit to register.

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   Noon - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday  3 - 6 p.m.


Contact Us:

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

Linda Rosenkranz, Assistant Director