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Rec Sports
outdoor facility info
Updated 8/21/14

Outdoor Facility Info

Gold & Black Fields

There's nothing like playing the sport you love outdoors! And if you enjoy the outdoors, you've come to the right place. Rec Sports at Purdue has over 125 acres with a large portion of that being the Black and Gold Fields. These fields offer a variety of facilities for outdoor sports like soccer, softball, rugby, cricket, flag football, and ultimate frisbee.

For a map of the Gold & Black Fields, click here.

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Outdoor Basketball

  • Courts are conveniently located north of the TREC facility
  • For equipment rentals, visit the TREC facility
  • Court lights are available from 5pm-midnight daily. You must turn lights on manually by pushing the button located on the light box any time after 5. Lights will automatically turn off at midnight
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Outdoor Sand Volleyball

  • Court lights are available from 5pm-midnight daily. You must turn lights on manually by pushing the button located on the light box any time after 5. Lights will automatically turn off at midnight.
  • For equipment rentals, visit the TREC facility
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Pickett Park

Take a minute to slow down and relax at Pickett Park. Here you can enjoy the serenity and landscape as you step away from the hustle and bustle to a convenient location right here at Purdue. Bring a picnic or a good book to the corner of Stadium Ave. and McCormick Rd. Pickett Park is available for reservation to groups and organizations affiliated with the University.

Pickett Memorial Park is named for the late Dean Pickett, a student at Purdue. He died in July 1969 in Yosemite National Park when a ledge he was standing on gave way. His parents, Robert and Margaret Pickett, established the park in 1971 to memorialize their son and his great love of the outdoors. In the spring of 1998, the class of 1999 renovated the park.

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Outdoor Tennis Courts

2014 tennis court plans

2014 tennis court plans

Please visit the Schwartz Tennis Center website for more information.

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