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Swinney Recreation Center

The home of UMKC Athletics, the Swinney Recreation Center houses the Kangaroo administration, coaches and student-athletes. The Dutton Brookfield Strength and Conditioning Center, the Victor F. Swyden Athletics Training Facility and the Student-Athlete Support Services Office also are located in the facility.

The SRC is one of the finest fitness centers in all of Kansas City. Created through a $14.5 million addition to the old Swinney Gymnasium, the facility includes five basketball courts, four raquetball courts, a 25-meter indoor/outdoor pool and three exercise rooms - two weight rooms and a cardio room.

The competition court, holding a 1,500 seating capacity, serves as the home venue for UMKC volleyball in the fall and UMKC women’s basketball during the winter. It is also the main practice venue for the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams. 

Kangaroo student-athletes enjoy excellent locker room facilities, courtesy of a major renovation undertaken prior to the 2007-08 school year. Along with providing each student-athlete their own individual locker space, the facility also features a player’s lounge that includes leather couches and a big screen television. 

In summer of 2012, the courts received a face-lift with new floors on all five courts.

Parking Information 

Metered parking is available for home events at Swinney Recreation Center on the top floor of nearby Cherry Street Parking Garage, located on E 50th Street. 

Directions to Swinney Recreation Center

From the East (Interstate 70 Westbound, Blue Springs/Columbia)

  • Follow Interstate 70 West into Kansas City
  • Take Exit 8A to merge onto Interstate 435 South; follow Interstate 435 South for approximately 2.3 miles
  • Take Exit 8A to merge onto Eastwood Trafficway; follow Eastwood Trafficway for approximately 0.4 miles
  • Turn right onto Blue Parkway; follow Blue Parkway for approximately 2.0 miles
  • Blue Parkway continues into Swope Parkway; follow Swope Parkway for approximately 1.5 miles
  • Swope Parkway continues into Volker Boulevard; follow Volker Boulevard for approximately 0.3 miles
  • Turn left onto Troost Avenue (stoplight)
  • Turn right onto East 50th Street
  • Turn left onto Rockhill Road
  • Take the first left into parking area
  • Swinney Recreation Center is located at the top of the hill, adjacent to Atterbury Student Success Center
  • Park in the appropriate designated area (UMKC Campus Map)

From the West (Interstate 70 Eastbound, Lawrence/Topeka)

  • Follow Interstate 70 East into Kansas City
  • Interstate 70 East continues into Interstate 670 East
  • Take Exit 2A to merge onto US 71 South; follow US 71 South for approximately 3.5 miles
  • Take Exit 190 toward Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard
  • Turn right onto Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard; follow Cleaver II Boulevard for approximately 1.0 miles
  • Turn left onto Rockhill Road
  • Take the first right into parking area
  • Swinney Recreation Center is located at the top of the hill, adjacent to Atterbury Student Success Center
  • Park in the appropriate designated area (UMKC Campus Map)

From the North (Interstate 29 Southbound, St. Joseph/Kansas City International Airport)

  • Follow Interstate 29 South into Kansas City
  • Near downtown, take Exit 3 to merge onto US 71 South; follow US 71 South for approximately 3.7 miles
  • Take Exit 190 toward Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard
  • Turn right onto Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard; follow Cleaver II Boulevard for approximately 1.0 miles
  • Turn left onto Rockhill Road
  • Take the first right into parking area
  • Swinney Recreation Center is located at the top of the hill, adjacent to Atterbury Student Success Center
  • Park in the appropriate designated area (UMKC Campus Map)

From the South (Interstate 49/US Highway 71 Northbound, Grandview/Joplin)

  • Follow Interstate 49 / US Highway 71 North into Kansas City
  • US Highway 71 North continues into Kansas City at Interstate 435 / 470 Interchange
  • Follow US Highway 71 North for approximately 6.2 miles
  • Take Exit 190 for Swope Parkway
  • Turn left onto Swope Parkway (first stoplight at end of exit ramp)
  • Swope Parkway continues into Volker Boulevard; follow Volker Boulevard for approximately 0.3 miles
  • Turn left onto Troost Avenue (stoplight)
  • Turn right onto East 50th Street
  • Turn left onto Rockhill Road
  • Take the first left into parking area
  • Swinney Recreation Center is located at the top of the hill, adjacent to Atterbury Student Success Center
  • Park in the appropriate designated area (UMKC Campus Map)

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Inside Swinney

 

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