The University of Iowa Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC) was named a 2011 Facility of Merit by Athletic Business, a magazine for the athletic, fitness, and recreation industry. The CRWC, which opened in August 2010, features a 52.5-foot climbing wall; natatorium; two full-size basketball courts and multi-activity court; activity rooms; a fitness area spanning more than 20,000 square feet over three floors; and more. It had 637,000 visitors in its first year.
Judges cited the facility’s “strong presence,” “dynamic spaces,” and “fantastic vibrance” as well as its connectivity and well-organized interior in naming it one of 10 award winners.
Profiles for this year’s Facilities of Merit, including the CRWC, are available online, and will appear in the December issue of Athletic Business.