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The Costantino Recreation Center (CRC)


The Costantino Recreation Center is Evergreen’s extensive athletic complex offering a number of outlets for fitness, exercise, self-discipline, healthy activities, and general well-being.

The Costantino Recreation Center (CRC) was re-modeled in 1990 to add a gymnasium, multi-purpose exercise room, office space and wellness center. The CRC is home to Geoduck intercollegiate athletics, wellness/recreation classes, club sports, intramurals, The Outdoor Program (TOP), camps, clinics and general recreation use by students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

The CRC houses the offices for all head coaches, athletic training, and recreation and athletics administrative staff. The CRC gymnasium holds three full-size basketball courts and four full-size volleyball courts, and can seat up to 1,500 for events.

The CRC also has machine and freeweight rooms, an 11-lane swimming pool with a separate diving well, saunas, three indoor racquetball courts, a cross-fit room, an indoor bouldering gym, a classroom, multipurpose rooms for dance, yoga, wrestling fencing or other movement activities, outdoor tennis courts, a covered recreation pavilion with an indoor soccer arena, as well as 13 acres of playing fields.

Geoduck soccer teams have two sand-based grass fields for their use. The wooded trails that surround the college campus are ideal for the Geoduck cross country team training or for hosting events. The extensive facilities of the CRC are open to all full-time students (including South Puget Sound Community College and St. Martin's University) and may be used by the public for a small daily fee or through the purchase of a membership pass or punch card.

Cardio Workout Rooms

Cardio Room

There are two Cardio Workout Rooms in the CRC, which contain exercise bikes, treadmills, stair-steppers, rowing machines, elliptical machines and a private punching bag room. It is located on the 3rd floor of the CRC and is a great place to stop for a brisk cardiovascular workout. More pictures...

Bouldering Gym

Bouldering Gym

The Bouldering Gym is a prized component of the CRC. The climbing gym is a unique gym in its own right. It is a great place to learn and practice the techniques of climbing. The climbing gym has large cushion pits along with a well padded floor covering. With its unique angles and different levels of climbing difficulty, the climbing gym is great for all skill levels. More pictures...

Multipurpose Rooms

Ballet Class

Classes are held in the CRC as well. Many of Evergreen's academic programs include a movement component.  We also offer a variety of recreation programs, classes and student clubs. There are three large multipurpose rooms located in the CRC. Each room has state of the art ROSCO sprung wood vinyl flooring. The rooms are quite sound proof to the rest of the CRC. These rooms hold large classes easily. More pictures...

Fields & Track

Soccer Player

The CRC is not confined to walls, in fact the largest part of the CRC has no walls. The fields at The Evergreen State College are used by everyone from ultimate frisbee players to collegiate soccer and football teams. With as many as four fields and one oval 1/4 mile dirt track, there is typically enough space to hold them all at once. Any of these fields can be used for soccer, and most can hold a full size football field. The Geoduck soccer teams compete and practice on these beautiful fields as well as local community soccer teams and various summer conference groups. The CRC fields are also available for every day use, whether it be throwing a baseball, kicking a soccer ball, playing music, yoga, dance, meditation or just catching some sun. More pictures...


Basketball Game

The Gymnasium holds roughly 2,200 people at capacity. The gym contains four full volleyball courts, three full size basketball courts, eight basketball hoops, eight badminton courts, and a high quality sound system. A moveable wall allows the rear bay to be its own court or part of the main gym. The gym is home to the Geoduck basketball teams, and the Geoduck women's volleyball team. With the exception of a couple of hours per day, during the fall and winter quarters of intercollegiate team practice, the gym is typically open for general use. If you want to practice your jump shot or put your hard work to use in a pick up game or bump or indoor ultimate frisbee, there is plenty of time and space to do it in the gym. More pictures...



In the Northwest, the weather is not always conducive to outdoor sports. The Pavilion is ideal for indoor soccer with an artificial grassy turf surface and arena walls. The pavilion has its own rest rooms and is a well lit area for competition. It is located close to the main soccer field and Housing Community Center and is a short walk from the CRC main building. More pictures...

Racquetball Courts

Racquetball game

The CRC has three racquetball courts that are open for use, including one ADA accessible court. These courts are located across from the weight room. They are well lit with quality floors. Courts may also be used for wallyball, badminton or movement activities. More pictures...

Swimming Pool & Locker Rooms

Swimmer underwater

A major attraction in the CRC is the 25 yard by 25 meter swimming pool. It is used by the Geoduck Swimming teams, local high schools for practices and meets, private swim lessons, public use and is host to several swim meets throughout the year. There is a separate diving well with a one meter diving board. Adjacent locker rooms are fully equipped with showers and saunas. There are also two single occupancy locker rooms on the pool level equipped with ADA accessible showers, toilets, sinks, benches, lockers and baby changing tables.  More pictures...

Weight Rooms

Les Purce working out Two Weight Rooms feature both machine weights and free weights, and include new nautilus circuit machines, which are great for strength conditioning or for toning muscle. There are plenty of machines and weight equipment. The atmosphere in the weight room is conducive to anyone's work out regime, whether you are looking to get a serious work out or looking to relieve some stress from your day, the CRC weight rooms are the place to do it. More pictures...