Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports

Family Hours

Family Hours are offered as a way for members and their immediate children to recreate at the Dedman Center together. Minors will be permited entry to The Dedman Center for Family Hours (below), University recognized holidays, or participation in Department of Recreational Sports program.  The adult parent/guardian must be a member of The Dedman Center excluding the Daily Guest Membership. 

  • A minor is defined as 17 years old or younger
  • Member must be the parent or legal guardian of the minor(s)
  • Minors registered as a dependent to the Main Member's membership profile will be "sold" an Annual Minor Membership at no charge to obtain a Minor Release of Liability completed by the parent/legal guardian.
  • Minors must be accompanied by the Adult Main Member at all times within The Dedman Center or exterior property. 
  • Minors must be manually checked in at the Front Desk to enter.
  • Adult Child Dependent memberships, 18 to 25 years, are available for purchase.  

Minors are not permitted in the Ware Fitness area and may NOT use fitness equipment.  Minors of current members will only be admitted in the company of the parent. Read the Frequently Asked Questions.

Family Hours

Friday Opening-Closing
Saturday Opening-Closing
Sunday Opening - Closing

Family Hours (Holiday Schedule)

When the University closes in observance of a holiday (Labor Day, Memorial Day, etc.) families are welcomed to visit the Dedman Center anytime while open on that holiday.

Climbing Wall Family Hours

Friday 5 pm - building closes
Saturday Same as Dedman Center Family Hours
Sunday Same as Dedman Center Family Hours

Indoor Pool Family Hours*

Friday 6 pm - 8 pm
Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 6 pm

*The Falls will only be available to those under the age of 18 on Saturdays from 8:00am- 1:00pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a member here, and I want to bring my grandkids/kids' friends to the Rec Center. Am I allowed to do this?

  • Our current policies do not allow for grandparents to bring their grandchildren unless the grandchildren live with the grandparents as dependents. Our policy reads that we allow children in with parents who are members of the facility. It reads that "Children are only allowed in with their parents", which alleviates grandparents from bringing their grandchildren.

I am a member and my child wants to bring his/her friends here to spend the day. Can I do that?

  • Children under 18 can only be admitted with his/her own parent present; and that parent MUST be a member of the facility (i.e. Fac/Staff/Student/Member).

What are my kids allowed to use at the Rec Center?

  • As long as you are with them, they may use anything in the building, except the workout equipment on the weight room floor, and the cardio overlook on the second floor. But, YOU must check out equipment; minors may not check out equipment for their own use.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Main Desk at 214-768-3374.