Event Venue Guide


Adventure Recreation Center (ARC)

At a glance
  • Accomodates up to 50 guests
  • Wi-fi

Fun, challenging, and affordable recreation experiences

The Adventure Recreation Center (ARC) was developed to offer fitness enthusiasts a recreational environment that provides physically challenging workouts, equipment rental, and adventure trip planning assistance. In addition to the latest fitness equipment, the ARC is home to the Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC), offering fun, challenging, and affordable wilderness-based experiences, and the Tom W. Davis Climbing Center, featuring 4,000 square feet of indoor rock climbing space. Conveniently located on West Campus with convenient parking (paid), this facility is perfect for teambuilding activities, athletic competitions, and meetings.


  • Customized teambuilding activities, including facilitation services
  • Conference room with room for 20 and A/V components
  • More than 4,000 square feet of rock-climbing surface, including 25 lead routes, overhangs, cracks, and a bouldering cave
  • Two indoor turf fields (182’ x 85’) with team benches, capable of hosting soccer, lacrosse, rugby, cricket, flag football, field hockey, ultimate disc, and more
  • Four hardwood basketball courts (70’ x 48’) with team benches and scoreboards, three of which can be configured for volleyball
  • Four batting cages (12’ x 70’)
  • Locker rooms with private showers and day lockers



The ARC staff is committed to providing fun, challenging, and affordable experience for all clients and will customize activities to suit the needs of individual groups. Services include athletic equipment rental, walk, draw curtains around athletic areas, locker rooms, event support staff, and storage spaces.

Dining and Catering

Individual guests can purchase energy snacks in the on-site supply store and groups can enjoy fully catered meals. Any type of menu can be created—from the adventurous to the simple.

Contact Information

855 Woody Hayes Drive
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 247-8686
Fax: (614) 292-4105
E-mail: hall.794@osu.edu
Web site: http://recsports.osu.edu/facilities/adventure-recreation-center-arc