Virginia & Alonzo Decker Jr. Sports & Recreation Center

 

 

 

Originally built in 1991 as an addition to Lillian Welsh Hall the Decker Sports and Recreation Center houses the Athletic Department offices, two gymnasiums, a cardio fitness center, weight room, Von Borries Aquatic Center, the Todd Dance Studio, raquetball court, squash court, athletic training facilities and varsity locker rooms.

The Sports and Recreation Center is open to all students, staff, and faculty members. All persons in the Sports and Recreation Center and Aquatic Center must supply Goucher I.D. or pool pass upon entering the facilities.

Goucher College students, faculty, and staff will be permitted two guests per I.D. card or pool pass in the Sports and Recreation Center and Aquatic Center. The sponsor must accompany the guest at all times. The guest fee for the SRC is $10.00 per person, per visit and $10.00 per person, per visit for the Aquatic Center. Pool passes may be purchased from the Aquatic Staff.

 

Hours of Operation:

Regular Schedule:

Monday through Thursday   7:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.

Friday     7:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.

Saturday     10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Sunday     10:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.

 

SRC Winter Break Hours (Beginning Dec. 17)

Through December 16  Regular hours

December 17 & 18  Closed

December 19 – 22  Open from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm

December 23  Open from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm

December 24 – January 1  Closed

January 2 Building open from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm (grey doors locked all day; we are only open for the basketball game)

January 3 – 6 Open from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm

January 7 & 8 Closed*

January 9 – 13 Open from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm

January 14  Closed (except for home basketball game)

January 15  Closed

January 16 -20 Open from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm

January 21 Closed*

January 22  Return to normal hours

 

Dates marked with a *  : We may be able to open for limited hours on those days

 

SRC Summer Hours (Beginning May 15)

Monday through Friday - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday and Holidays - Closed

The SRC will also be closed on Monday, May 25, and Monday, July 3

 

Cardio Fitness Center Standard Hours

Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Weight Room and Equipment Issue Room
Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
*3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on weekdays priority will be given to athletes. Non-athletes may be asked to leave if weight room is needed for team use.
Saturday 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Gymnasiums
Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Subject to Physical Education and Athletic Department use

Racquetball Courts

Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

 

*Racquetball and squash courts are to be used ONLY for racquetball and squash; if people are waiting games must be limited to one hour

 

If you have any questions regarding the Sports and Recreation Center's hours, regulations, and/or additional programs, please call (410) 337-6383.

If you have any questions regarding the Eline von Borries Aquatic Center's hours, regulations, and/or additional programs, please call (410) 337-6388.

 

Cardio Fitness Center

 

 

The cardio area, in former classroom 211, opened in October of 2008 and has 22 pieces of cardio equipment, each with its own high definition flat screen television. Just plug in your own earphones and you are on your way. There are also 11 pieces of cardio equipment located on the lower level of the SRC, and 10 pieces of cardio equipment going onto the third floor of the Athenaeum.

Decker Sports & Recreation Center Arena

  

 

The Sports and Recreation Center Arena is home to the Gopher men's and women's basketball teams and women's volleyball team. The 1,200 seat arena was built in 1991 as part of the expansion to the original Lillian Welsh Hall. The arena has hosted events such as the Pride of Maryland Tournament which features nine Division III men's basketball teams in a three-day, 12-game tournament. The arena also serves as the rain site for Goucher College's spring commencement.

Beldon Field

 

This 105,000 square foot infill synthetic turf field with lights officially opened when Goucher hosted its first intercollegiate contest on September 1, 2009. Beldon Field is able to have five teams to play and practice: men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and field hockey. Club sport and intramural programming also are able to use the facility because of the lights and access to a field after dark.

Gopher Stadium

 

Gopher Stadium opened in the fall of 2000, and it serves as the home facility for Goucher's track & field teams while also hosting select men's lacrosse contests. The stadium has hosted two Landmark Championships and one Capital Athletic Conference Championship, and the Gophers also hold their annual Goucher Track & Field Classic each spring. Stadium records at the facility are among the best seen at a Division III institution on the east coast.

The track was recently resurfaced in the summer of 2014. Please contact the Athletic Department for further information about using the track.

Hillendale Country Club

Hillendale’s golf course is known as a "traditional gem" with its rolling hills and small, undulating, well-bunkered greens. Hillendale is rated as one of the most challenging golf courses in the greater Baltimore area. This William and David Gordon signature design masterpiece, built in 1954, pays respect to the timeless architecture of the game of golf.

Since the inception of our golf course, Hillendale is always making improvements to the course. In the 1970's George Fazio was hired and fairway bunkers were added. Additional improvements in 2009 included new bunkers, forward tee boxes for women and seniors to make the game more enjoyable, tee boxes to challenge the accomplished player, and irrigation system upgrades.

Hillendale has hosted many signature events such as:

  • 1983 & 1984 Tournament Player Series (Greater Baltimore Open) for the PGA tour
  • 5 Maryland State Opens (most recent, 2009)
  • 1976, 1984, 1995 & 2011 Maryland State Amateur Championships
  • 2001 and 2005 Middle Atlantic PGA Section Club Pro Championship
  • 2015 Maryland State Open and Amateur Qualifier

Goucher Tennis Courts

Outdoor Equipment Center (OEC)



                         

 

Those wishing to rent outdoor equipment should schedule an appointment at least three days in advance by contacting Miranda Egan-Brooks at  miranda.egan-brooks@mail.goucher.edu  or Katie Mazerka at katelyn.marzerka@mail.goucher.edu (603.520.2249) between the hours of 8am - 8pm. Bikes, camping and hiking equipment are available for short rentals (a Goucher student ID is required).      

 

Sunday through Thursday Noon to Midnight
Friday Noon to 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Subject to Physical Education and Athletic Department use