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Outdoor Pool

Spring 2024 Soft Opening

Lander University is bringing to campus an outdoor, multipurpose space for students’ recreational and academic use. 

The new facility, which replaces the Sproles Recreation Center built in 1952, is designed to enhance the student experience at the university and will include a covered pavilion. An outdoor pool at the heart of the structure will feature seating near the water, in the shade and on the nearby grassy terrace.

For Spring 2024, the pool will be open for limited use April 1-26 from 1-7 p.m., weather permitting. Closing notifications will be posted to Instagram at @landercampusrec. 


Pool Phase II

Pool Phase II, coming this summer, will add new features including the 20x40 event pavilion, as well as more patio space, lighting, landscaping, and seating.



  • The pool is open to students, faculty, and staff. You must show a valid Lander ID to gain access.
  • Guest Passes are not available for April 2024.
  • The pool is subject to closing at any time due to inclement weather and/or unsafe water conditions. If Facility attendants determine the water is unsafe for any reason, all patrons must exit the water.
  • No food is allowed within the fence.
  • Drinks are allowed only around the pool. No drinks are allowed in the water.
  • No running, jumping or rough play allowed.
  • No person/s with illness is allowed in the pool.
  • No person with open wounds is allowed in the pool.
  • No person with skin, eye or ear infection is allowed in the pool.
  • No spitting or blowing nose in the pool.
  • No glass items (cups, plates, bottles, etc.) are allowed in the pool area.
  • Proper swimming attire is required (No jeans, athletic shorts/pants, or cotton t-shirts) (All clothing worn must be approved by Facility attendant on duty).
  • No animals are allowed in the fenced-in pool area.
  • No alcohol or drugs: if suspected to be under the influence, workers have the right to refuse entry or ask you to leave the premises.


>>Printable Rules (PDF)