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Peterson Recreation Center

​​​​​​​​The Peterson Recreation Center is the hub of all intramural, athletic and recreational activity at Providence College . Open since 1980, the Center is available for use by all undergraduate students and those with a recreation membership. It is home to the Begley Arena, Cuddy Racquetball Complex, and Taylor Natatorium, along with locker rooms, an exercise and dance studio, and an equipment checkout area.

The hours of operation for the Peterson Recreation and Concannon Fitness facilities are:                

Monday through Thursday 6:00AM - Midnight
Friday 6:00AM – 10:00PM
Saturday and Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00PM

Please note that hours of operation will vary during holidays and College recesses. The pool schedule will vary and will be available in the Taylor Natatorium, and the Peterson Field House will continue to support established programming during certain blocks that fall within the above stated hours.

The Begley Arena is a multi-function all-purpose field house facility equipped with five interchangeable basketball/tennis/volleyball courts.  Encircling the courts and intersecting the two outer courts, is a 1/8-mile, four lane indoor track.

The Cuddy Racquetball Complex has three courts with observation windows. Available court times may vary, conditioned upon the needs of the Providence College Racquetball Club Team. Please call (401) 865-2253 for court availability.

The Taylor Natatorium, located on the first level of the Peterson Recreation Center has a six-lane, 25-meter pool. The pool's depth ranges from 4 feet to 12 feet. Adjacent to the pool are locker/shower facilities. The pool hours are posted at the Welcome Desk in the Atrium and are based upon the needs of the Providence College Swimming and Diving teams.

Locker Rooms, located on the main level, are equipped with men's and women's locker and shower facilities, which can be used on a daily basis. Locks, if needed, may be checked out from the Welcome Desk. Assigned locker space for faculty and staff use is available on a limited basis, for a minimal fee.

The Exercise/Dance Studio,  adjoined to the Begley Arena, is home to the Recreational Sports Departments Group Fitness Program as well as the Providence College Dance and Cheerleading teams' practices. Inquiries regarding availability of the Fitness Studio may be made by calling (401) 865-2352.

Equipment Checkout, located in the Atrium at the Welcome Desk, is where members may check out any recreational equipment provided by the Peterson Recreation Center , free of charge.  Valid Providence College Membership Cards must be presented when checking out equipment.