Outdoor Recreation Spaces

Various areas across campus are under the jurisdiction of Recreation and Wellness. Refer to the rentable areas below that are used regularly for RecWell programming and events, but can also be reserved for various functions.

Intramural Fields are used regularly for Recreation and Wellness programming and events but can be used for open recreation at no cost when space is available or reserved for various functions. Rental fees vary based on date, time, use of lights, and other variables.  

For More Information: Ethan Engel | 419.372.8110

Most reservation requests are processed based on the following schedule:

  • January-April Use: Assignments begin September 1
  • May-August Use*: Assignments begin February 1
  • September-December Use: Assignments begin May 1

*NOTE: During summer classes, Conference and Event Services manages this space.

For More Information:
419.372.9000 | planevents@bgsu.edu

students playing frisbee on IM field

Two mud pits are located just behind the Perry Field House. These are typically used for mud volleyball, tug of war, or other fun, messy activities. Rental groups are responsible to arrange water permits to hook into the fire hydrant by calling the Fire Department at 419.352.3106 and prepare for safety issues and tilling the ground by calling 419.372.2171.  

Mud Pit Area BGSU Student Organization/Department Rate Community Group Rate
Mud Pit No Charge $21/hr
Garden Hose No Charge $5/day
Fire Hydrant Meter Set by Fire Dept. Set by Fire Dept.
Volleyball Nets No Charge $5/day
Volleyball Poles No Charge $5/day
Clean Up $25/hr (if needed) $25/hr (if needed)
Additional Trash Can No Charge No Charge
students in the mud pit
students in the mud pit

The newly renovated courtyard is located outside of Andrews Pool at the Student Recreation Center and features a sand volleyball court, gas fire pit, and gazebo with seating. The courtyard is great for birthday parties, group outings, and other social activities. It is currently only open during Andrews Pool hours unless it's rented out during specific hours.

Courtyard-1
Courtyard-2

Community Group Rate

Outdoor Courtyard: $32/hr
Outdoor Fire Pit: $11/hr

Reservation Request Form

Inquire with Dave Hollinger regarding BGSU student organization and BGSU department/office pricing.

falcon mascots on Kreischer/Harshman basketball courts

Four outdoor, lighted basketball courts are located between Harshman and Kreischer Residence Halls. Each is 95'x50' with 10' between courts. Court lights are activated automatically via an electronic eye when evening nears. If electrical power outlets are needed, 2 weeks advance notification is required for activiation.

Court Area BGSU Student Organization/Office/Department Rate Community Group Rate
All Four Courts $32/hr $42/hr
One Court $11/hr $16/hr
Electric Power $20/event $20/event

Outdoor Recreation Space Rentals

Thank you for your interest in utilizing the Recreation and Wellness outdoor facilities for your group's needs. In order to expedite your usage request, please complete the form below, review it for accuracy, then click the submit button. Completion of this form does not guarantee your request to be granted. Please submit this request at least one month prior to event date.

Most reservation requests are processed based on the following schedule:

Usage Period Date Assignments Begin
January – April September 1, Prior to January
May – August *  February 1, Prior to May
September – December May 1, Prior to September

*NOTE: During summer classes, Conference and Event Services manages the Intramural Fields.  

For More Information:
419.372.9000 | planevents@bgsu.edu

Rental Request Form

If requesting SPECIFIC date(s), complete this section. If requesting more than two dates, contact Ethan Engel to provide additional date requests.

Activity/Event Request #1

Time(s) desired (fill out all fields provided):

Activity/Event Request #2

(Make-up or back-up date)

Time(s) desired (fill out all fields provided):


*Check all facility areas requested. Contact Ethan Engel for fee information.

Intramural Field Areas:

Perry Field House Mud Pits (fee for non-BGSU groups):

Student Recreation Center Sand Volleyball Court (fee for non-BGSU groups):

Kreischer/Harshman Basketball Courts (fee for all courts except BGSU student users):

Security/Officials or Event Staff:


Check each type of Recreation and Wellness facility equipment or services requested (and provide quantity/detail as needed):

Trash Cans:

Electrical:

Lighting:

Mud Volleyball Equipment:

Water:


Check each type of non-Recreation and Wellness facility equipment or services requested (some offices and information provided below, but group must make these arrangments, not Recreation and Wellness personnel)

Tables, Chairs, and Stage/Platform:

Contact Materials Handling at 419.372.2121

Fire hydrant water meter and hose:

Contact Bowling Green City Fire Department at 419.352.3106

Tents:

Group finds own contractor


Explain your group's plans and provisions for the topics below:

After you submit your request, do not forget to print out the "Form Submitted" page, which should appear after you submit your request. This will serve as a confirmation that your form was submitted. If you have any questions, contact Ethan Engel | 419.372.8110
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Additional Outdoor Recreation Space Rental Fees

Item Description Responsible Party and Cost
Clean Up Fee (if needed)
$25/hour
Equipment or Facility Dammage
Rental group billed for all repair and replacement costs
Overtime - When Authorized
Events running 30+ minutes past contracted finish time may be charged up to double the standard rental fees for facilities, equipment, and/or employees
Security/Officials or Event Staff
$10/hour/person
Sport Specific Equipment
Supplied by rental group
Tables, Chairs, Platforms Rental available through external sources