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World-class recreation

Countless ways to play

Join your friends in exhilarating games, challenging workouts, and once-in-a-lifetime adventures.

Fitness, sports, and fun

Pac-12 athletics

Cheer on the Cougs in 11 sports: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track and field, golf, volleyball, swimming, cross country, rowing, and tennis.

Award-winning fitness center

Work out in the award-winning University Recreation Center. Personal trainers can help you start an exercise program and stay on track.

Top-ranked golf course

Links Magazine named WSU’s Palouse Ridge Golf Clubone of America’s top 2 collegiate courses.

Intramural sports

One of the nation’s largest intramural programs! Join more than 6,000 participants in 75+ activities. No experience or skill needed. Just play.

Sport clubs

Sport clubs run by students give you even more opportunities to compete.

Arboretum & botanical garden

Go for a jog or a stroll on wide, even trails at the University of Idaho Arboretum & Botanical Garden. Trees and shrubs from around the world span 63-acres. Open daily, dawn to dusk.

Miniature golf

Let the 18-hole miniature course at Airway Hills challenge your putting skills.


Zeppoz bowling center is less than a mile and a half from the WSU campus.

Garnet hunting

Pluck genuine gems from a gravel-filled sluice box. The Emerald Creek Garnet Area is the only place in the western hemisphere where you can find precious star garnets.

Trampoline park

Jump, flip, and soar on 10,000+ square feet of interconnected indoor trampolines at Defy Trampoline Park.

Spokane Hoopfest

Play in the biggest 3-on-3 basketball tournament on the planet.


Join 60,000+ people to run, jog, walk, or wheel in Spokane’s annual 12K extravaganza.

Outdoor recreation

Nowhere is the great outdoors more captivating than on the rolling hills, gentle rivers, and rugged mountains of the Palouse. From exquisite walks to extreme sports, you’ll find year-round recreation right in your backyard.

WSU Outdoor Recreation Center

Join your friends in discovering new places to play.

Whitewater rafting
Skiing and snowboarding
Horseback riding

Pullman city parks

More than a dozen public parks deliver spacious picnic areas and amazing playgrounds