General Use Hours

Pardon Our Dust

Willamette University and Bearcat Athletics are excited to announce a significant renovation of the Sparks Athletic Center. The $6.5 million renovation will include an expanded fitness center, a new sports medicine center, additional classroom and activity spaces, and updated locker rooms and team rooms. Phase One construction activities began in May 2013 and were completed in February 2014. Read more

Phase Two construction began in April 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in August 2014.  And what will you find when the building re-opens in the fall?  The second phase of Sparks will include the following updates and improvements:

  • Two new public locker rooms with greater privacy, improved lighting, and easier access to the pool.
  • Two new community locker rooms that will serve our campus users but can also be isolated for special events and visiting teams.
  • A series of team locker rooms for our soccer, swimming, basketball and volleyball programs.
  • Several private restroom and shower facilities.

Check back often for important facility closure updates at this page.


Summer 2014

May 12 - August 24

Cone Field House, Henkle Gymnasium, and Fitness Center

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday Closed

Sparks Pool

Monday - Friday Closed
Saturday - Sunday Closed

Sparks Pool will reopen in Fall 2014 after the renovations have been completed.