Purdue University, Division of Recreational Sports Website

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Updated 10/14/13

Support Rec Sports

Please use the links below to support Purdue Recreational Sports.

DRS Renovation/Expansion

The Recreational Sports Center is a legacy structure built in 1957 and is deficient in meeting the needs of today's students. Although we are currently serving nearly 5,000 users per day the facilities staffing and resources limit the overall impact. In response to the functional shortcomings and over-crowding of existing fitness, wellness, and recreation activity spaces, Purdue University has begun the process of re-inventing the existing 53 year old Recreational Sports Center as a contemporary Student Fitness and Wellness Center. This $98 Million project begins June, 2010.

DRS General Gifts

The Division of Recreational Sports is committed to enhance the quality of life at Purdue through engagement in recreation which fosters an appreciation for a healthy lifestyle and promotes lifelong learning.

DRS Pickett Park

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.

DRS High Challenge Course

Class of 1979 High Team Challenge Course-A three level team challenge course with six different elements-the highest level at forty feet-two cargo net entry points, and an exhilarating zip-line exit.

Purdue University Club Sports:

Funds are primarily used to support club travel to various competitions and national tournaments, as well as, equipment needs and capital expenses. Please click on the club you would like to support.