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Outdoor Complex

The Recreation and Athletic Outdoor Complex allows different exercise alternatives outside of our indoor facilities. Members will have access to the Outdoor Complex, except when they are reserved for organizational use.

*Campus Rec fields are currently under construction due to upgrades. Construction will be complete during the Fall 2014 semester.
COMING
FALL 2014
RUNNING/WALKING
ROUTES


The new outdoor complex, currently under construction, is scheduled to open on October 1, 2014. Once open, the complex will have the following amenities:
  • Artificial Turf Fields
    • Rec South: 70y x 120y East-West Field
    • Rec East: 40y x 100y North-South Field
    • Rec Central: 40y x 100y North-South Field
    • Rec West: 40y x 100y North-South Field
    • In-Field: 70y x 120y North-South Field inside the Track
  • Artificial Turf Softball Fields
    • Rec South
    • Rec East
  • 8 Tennis Courts
  • Eight lane outdoor track
  • Lights on all activity spaces
  • Restroom facilities
The Disc Golf course will be reconfigured and the new layout will be announced before opening in the Spring of 2015.

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2.2 Mile Loop
This 2.2-mile route around Oakland University’s main campus is paved and includes rolling hills.
  • Beginning at the Rec Center, go north alongside Pioneer Drive
  • Turn left at Ravine Drive
  • Turn left at Meadow Brook Road and go past the residence halls, Graham Health Center and through the circle drive in front of Kresge Library until you get to Pioneer Drive
  • Turn left at Pioneer Drive and take that back to the Rec Center

4.3 Mile Loop
This 4.3-mile route includes rolling hills and is paved with a small portion consisting of a trail through the woods.
  • From the Rec Center, head north toward the Upper Fields alongside Pioneer Drive and continue going straight on to Pavilion Road when you get to Ravine Drive
  • Near the entrance to the parking lot for the Sports Dome, there will be a trail through the woods on your left. Follow that trail past the back entrance of Meadow Brook Music Festival
  • Turn right at Mansion Drive and go past Meadow Brook Hall
  • Cut through the gate and go past the Carriage House of Meadow Brook Hall to Golf View Lane, then go past Shotwell-Gustafson Pavilion
  • Veer left toward the president’s house and Meadow Brook Road
  • Turn left at Meadow Brook Road and follow that road past the Meadow Brook Music Festival main entrance, student apartments and residence halls, Graham Health Center, and through the circle drive in front of Kresge Library until you get to Pioneer Drive
  • Turn left at Pioneer Drive and follow that back to the Rec Center

6.5 Mile Loop
This 6.5-mile route includes rolling hills and is paved with a small portion consisting of a trail through the woods.
  • Beginning at the Rec Center, do the 2.2-mile loop around the main campus by going north alongside Pioneer Drive; turning left at Ravine Drive; turning left at Meadow Brook Road and going past the residence halls, Graham Health Center and through the circle drive in front of Kresge Library until you get to Pioneer Drive; turn left at Pioneer Drive and follow that back to the Rec Center
  • At the end of the 2.2-mile loop, you will go past the Rec Center and instead of turning left on Ravine Drive, you will continue straight on Pavilion Road toward east campus
  • Near the entrance to the parking lot for the Sports Dome, there will be a trail through the woods on your left. Follow that trail past the back entrance of Meadow Brook Music Festival
  • Turn right at Mansion Drive and go past Meadow Brook Hall
  • Cut through the gate and go past the Carriage House of Meadow Brook Hall to Golf View Lane, then go past Shotwell-Gustafson Pavilion
  • Veer left toward the president’s house and Meadow Brook Road
  • Turn left at Meadow Brook Road and follow that road past the Meadow Brook Music Festival main entrance, student apartments and residence halls, Graham Health Center, and through the circle drive in front of Kresge Library until you get to Pioneer Drive
  • Turn left at Pioneer Drive and follow that back to the Rec Center


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