Facilities

Are you or your group looking to rent a Campus Recreation facility or specific activity area? The CRC has a meeting room, aerobic studios, multipurpose courts, recreation turf fields, tennis courts, and more! Review the various options below.

Student Groups

All non-club sport student groups and organizations should go through the Office of Student Activities and Leadership to make your groups CRC space request. Check with your club program advisor or email student_activities@uml.edu for more details.

If you are looking to rent our sports equipment for your event, please use our online request form to make your initial request in addition to notifying the Office of Student Activities and Leadership.

Faculty/Staff

All faculty and staff should submit their Campus Recreation space requests through the online Book-It Form. For instructions and more information, visit the Book-It form webpage!

Outside Organizations (Non-UML Groups)

Campus Recreation rents facility space to outside groups during low use times. Rental groups are required to sign a user agreement as well as provide the university with a liability insurance binder naming UMass Lowell as additionally insured. For more information including current rental rates, please contact Peter Murray, Director of Campus Recreation by email: Peter_Murray@uml.edu or phone: 978-934-2327.

Amenities

We provide free equipment rentals* for all Campus Recreation patrons. Simply bring your UCARD or CRC Member ID to our welcome desk at the Campus Recreation Center (CRC) or fitness center desk in the Riverview Fitness Center (RFC) to check out and return equipment. Examples include:

  • Locks + Towels
  • Hairdryer
  • Small Fitness Equipment + Accessories
    • Resistance Bands, Ab Wheel, Weight Belt, Hand Wraps, Wrist Straps, Tiger's Tail, Cones, Ladders, Jump Ropes, etc.

Inside the CRC you can also check out several types of sports equipment to use inside the CRC or outside on our mini turf in front of the CRC or inside the Campus Recreation Complex on Aiken Street. Available items include:

  • Lap Counters
  • Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Volleyballs, Footballs, Frisbees
  • Pugg Soccer Nets (use outside on turf fields)
  • Ping Pong + Pool Equipment
  • Racquetball + Squash gear
  • Wallyball Ball + Net (use inside Racquetball courts)
  • Tennis Equipment
  • Ice Skates, Hockey Sticks/Pucks/Nets (use at ice rink at Campus Rec Complex, weather dependent)

*Please note:damaged or lost equipment is subject to replacement fee.

Overnight Locker Rentals

Patrons can rent overnight lockers inside our CRC locker rooms. This is in addition to our CRC free daily use locker options. A personal lock (or built-in mechanical lock) is provided with rental fee. Lockers are on a first come, first serve basis, limited number available. Sign up inside the CRC or email: Meghan_Jordan@uml.edu with any questions. Current rental options and fees are as follows:

Locker SizeDuration and Cost
3-Month6-Month12-MonthSemester / Summer*
Full Locker$60$110$200$65
Half-Locker$30$55$100$35

* Faculty / Staff / Students only; semester dates: spring (January - April); fall (September - December); summer (May - August).

Kayak & Canoe Rentals

Kayak Rental Photo

Enjoy Kayaking, Canoeing or Paddle Boarding on the Merrimack River!


Rentals

Rental TypeDuration & Cost
1 Hour3 HoursFull Day (Including Offsite)Weekend (3 Days Offsite)
Single Kayak or SUP$15$25$40$110
Tandem Kayak or Canoe$25$40$60$170

All rates include paddle(s), life jackets (PFDs) and basic safety instruction.

Single Kayaks and stand-up paddle (SUP) boards are suitable for one adult or teen. Tandem Kayaks & Canoes are suitable for two adults and 1-2 small children.

Call the Kayak Center to Reserve Rentals: 978-934-5690.

shuttlesShuttles with Rental

Rent a boat and a shuttle! We will drop you off upriver in Tyngsboro, then you will float and paddle your way back down from Tyngsboro on this quiet stretch of the Merrimack. We offer shuttles every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.

Read more and reserve your space at our Shuttle Services webpage.

Daily Rental Specials specials

  • Two-for-Tuesday: Rent a boat or board for the one hour price and take it for two hours, every Tuesday.
  • What's SUP? Wednesday: Rent a Stand-Up Paddleboard for half price for up to three hours, every Wednesday.
  • Tandem Thursdays: Rent a tandem boat for the price of a single for up to three hours, every Thursday.
  • Free Friend Friday: Returning customers can bring one new person (who has never been to the Kayak Center before) for free up to a three-hour rental, every Friday.

Terms terms

Payment

We accept credit card payments only. We do NOT accept American Express Cards. We accept debit cards if we can process them as a credit card. We do NOT accept cash. All rentals are subject to sales tax.  Rentals not returned will be assessed at the full retail price of equipment. We ask that you provide a valid ID and a credit card number as collateral to rent a boat.

Reservations

Boats and boards may be reserved ahead of time by calling the Kayak Center during open hours at 978-934-5690. Fees must be paid in full at the time of reservation in order to hold boats. No refunds will be given for cancellations within 24 hours of reservation date.

Outdoor Gear & Bike Rentals

Students By Campfire

If you plan to go on your own adventure, but do not own your own gear, borrow ours! We have all that you need to stay warm, dry and cozy over night. Our rentals are open to the UMass Lowell community as well as public.

Complete A Waiver

Please complete a waiver prior to renting equipment.

Adult Waiver (18+)Minor Waiver

Make a Reservation

To make a reservation you can contact us by email: OutdoorAdventure@uml.edu or phone 978-934-6797 at least 2-3 days prior to your trip if possible.  

Equipment Pick Up and Return

Equipment may be picked up and returned at the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop, 5 Lawrence Drive Lowell, Mass. during open hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 1-8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. - p.m.

Rental Policy

Renters are responsible for equipment while it is in their possession. It is the responsibility of the renter to pay repair or replacement costs incurred should the equipment be stolen, lost, or damaged. Fees will be charged for late, excessively dirty, and/or wet equipment. Late fees are 1.5x the daily rental rate for each day past due. Equipment is subject to a one-week assessment period upon the return of damaged, excessively dirty and wet equipment. Fee payments are due within two weeks of the assessment.

Hiking and Backpacking EquipmentOne Night PriceWeekend PriceWeekly Price
Backpacking Package BasicBackpack, Sleeping bag, Sleeping Pad$15$30$60
Backpacking Package DeluxeTent, Backpack, Sleeping bag, Sleeping Pad$25$50$100
Sleeping Bag 5 DegreeMountain Hardwear Lamina Z Torch Mummy style$5$10$25
Sleeping Bag 20 DegreeNorth Face 20 Degree Mummy style$5$10$25
Sleeping Bag 40 DegreeEMS 40 Degree Rectangle style$5$10$25
Sleeping Pad FoamThermarest Ridgerest$3$6$15
Sleeping Pad InflatableBig Agnes or Thermarest$5$10$25
BackpackLarge Backpacking Pack$5$10$25
Dry BagSeal Line Dry Bag$3$6$15
Water BottleOne Liter Nalgene$2$4$10
Water FilterKatadyn Six Liter Water Filter$5$10$25
Water FilterMSR Water Filter$5$10$25
Dromedary6 Liter and 10 Liter Water Bladders$2$4$10
Stove - MSR DragonflyIncludes stove, aluminum heat/wind guard,
Fuel pump, Fuel Bottle
$5$10$25
Stove - Jet BoilIncludes stove, coffee press, fuel tripod, pot/cup,
and cover
$5$10$25
HeadlampBasic Black Diamond or Petzl Headlamp$2$4$10
Rain JacketMarmot PreCip Rain Jacket (S,M,L,XL)$3$5$15
Rain PantsMarmot PreCip Rain Pants (S,M,L,XL)$3$5$15
Winter Hiking EquipmentDay PriceWeekend PriceWeekly Price
Micro SpikesMiniature crampons for hikingin icy conditions (Pair)$2$4$10
Snow ShoesMSR Evo Ascent Snowshoes with optionaltails (pair)$5$10$25
Trekking PolesBlack Diamond adjustable trekking poles (pair)$2$4$10
Camping EquipmentOne Night PriceWeekend PriceWeekly Price
TentKelty Outfitter or Gunnison 3-season tent, 4- person or 3-person$5$10$25
Tarp Shelter16x16 ft. Kelty Noah's tarp with cordage$3$6$15
Stove - ColemanLarge double burner stove and fuel line connector$5$10$25
Pot SetSet of assorted sized pots$3$10$15
Mess KitEating utensils, plate, bowl, cup$2$4$10
Cooler 48 QuartsLarge red cooler with handles$2$4$10
Climbing EquipmentDay PriceWeekend PriceWeekly Price
Climbing ShoesVarious Brands and sizes$2$4$10
Crash PadMad Rock Mad Pad$5$10$25
Bouldering Package1 pair of shoes and Crash pad$6$12$30
BikesDay PriceWeekend PriceWeekly Price
Mountain BikeFuji Big Horn 1.7 (S,M,L,XL)$10$25$35
Touring BikeFuji Jari 2.3 (S,M,L)$10$25$35