Event Venue Guide


Jesse Owens Recreation Centers

At a glance
  • Accomodates up to 100 guests
  • No alcohol allowed
  • Indoor event facility
  • Nearby parking

Convenient locations for events that will be attended by unĀ­dergraduate Ohio State students

In 1976, Ohio State built the three Jesse Owens facilities to expand recreational options for students. Still in operation today, each facility has been regularly updated and renovated and offers unique spaces for athletic competitions, meetings, and other special events. Catering to the three main geographic regions of Ohio State’s campus—North, South, and West—the facilities are convenient locations for events that will be attended by un­dergraduate Ohio State students. 

There are three Jesse Owens Recreation Centers on the Ohio State campus:

North Recreation Center: 2151 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43210

South Recreation Center: 175 W. 11th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210

West Tennis Center: 1031 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210

  • Two basketball courts at each of the North and South Centers
  • North and South facilities within walking distance to most residence halls
  • Four indoor tennis courts suitable for competitions at Jesse Owens West Tennis Center
  • Convenient, attached parking available at Jesse Owens West (paid)

Special events at the Jesse Owens Recreation Centers can be customized to clients’ specifications. Services and support that can be offered include audio/visual support, tables, chairs, décor, and staffing.

Dining and Catering

No catering is available at this venue.

Contact Information

337 W. 17th Avenue (RPAC office)
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 292-6481
Fax: (614) 292-4105
E-mail: hall.794@osu.edu
Web site: http://recsports.osu.edu/facilities