Córdova (France A.) Recreational Sports Center (CREC)

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Recreational Sports Center, 355 N Martin Jischke Dr, West Lafayette, IN 47906, USA

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This multimillion-dollar sports center honors Purdue’s first woman President (2007-12), France A. Córdova (B.A., English, 1969; Ph.D., Physics, 1979), who earned the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1996. Spanning 355,000 sq. ft., the center features rock climbing, swimming pools, and 2 tracks where students and members can run all the orbits they want. 

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The original Recreational Sports Center was the first sports facility in the nation built strictly for intramural sports. The new facility, opened in fall 2012, is filled with state-of-the-art upgrades and many new opportunities to stay fit.

There's a climbing wall, the largest synthetic turf field in the world, a demonstration kitchen, juice bar, physical therapy clinic, indoor jogging track, competition pool as well as leisure pool with a vortex slide and island hot tub, weightlifting equipment, cardio machines, a sauna and more.