Hadley Family Recreation & Well-Being Center Construction Begins

Rendering of Central Campus Recreation Building.

Plans to replace the former Central Campus Recreation Building (CCRB) site with the new Hadley Family Recreation & Well-Being Center are finally in full swing after pandemic delays.

The 200,000-square foot facility will include gymnasiums, an indoor aquatics center, a track for jogging and walking, spaces for weight and cardiovascular training, group exercise rooms, climbing areas, courts for squash and racquetball, a cycling studio, inclusive locker rooms, a mind/body studio and functional training spaces. Visitors will have access to five floors filled with natural light and packed with amenities to exercise, socialize, enjoy friendly competition and explore the mind-body connection.

Demolition of the existing CCRB took place in January 2023. The new facility is being built on the same site and is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2025.

The new facility is a key component of U-M’s Well-being Collective, a comprehensive effort to make U-M a great place to live, work and learn, and will serve as an activity hub on the Ann Arbor campus.

Funding will be provided by reserves and the Student Life Student Fee for Facility Renewal.

In recognition of a $20 million gift made by University of Michigan parents Philip and Nicole Hadley toward the facility, the Board of Regents voted in September 2023 to name the new recreation center, the Hadley Family Recreation & Well-Being Center. Their commitment represents the largest gift to date from a member of the Parent & Family Leadership Council, a network of volunteers who support the university and the student experience, as well as the largest gift ever to support campus recreation at U-M.