Clark Recreation Center

Facility facts:
The building served as the primary facility for Wheaton athletics prior to Haas Athletic Center opening in January 1991. The multi-use gymnasium allows for a wide variety of indoor sports and practices, and it serves as the primary facility for intramural sports. Locker rooms, meeting spaces and athletic staff offices are still employed in the structure.

History:
Constructed in 1965, the facility was named for Mr. and Mrs. Brackett H. Clark, whose daughters Virginia '53 and Helen '60 attended the college. Mr. Clark was a trustee from 1960 to 1975 (Emeritus). The teakwood-vaulted ceiling enclosed two basketball, six badminton, two volleyball and two tennis courts upon its opening, and the gymnasium can still be divided in half by a large net that drops between the courts. The hardwood was replaced by a synthetic surface following the basketball and women's volleyball teams' move to Haas Athletic Center.

 

 

 

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