Reservations and Rentals

From meetings and fundraisers to sports and personal events, UMKC Campus Recreation has several facilities and spaces for you to reserve and rent. Explore our many options to find the best space for you.


How to Reserve a Space

UMKC Students and Student Organizations

  • Space reservations are free to all UMKC recognized student organizations. Charges may be associated when staff and/or equipment is needed. To reserve, you first must complete a facility request form and usage agreement on RooGroups.
  • Once submitted, a Campus Rec staff member will contact the event organizer.
  • We require event submissions 2 weeks prior to the event date.

Reserve through RooGroups

UMKC Departments and External Community Rentals

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Swinney Center is not accepting event reservation requests until further notice.

  • The Swinney Center has hosted a wide variety of events including youth sports tournaments, concerts, fundraisers and more.
  • If you'd like to request a facility, please contact Liz Hoffman-Shrout at

Submit Facility Request Form

Spaces and Rates

Get information about what spaces are available and how much it costs to rent them whether you're a UMKC student, campus department or outside organization.

Rate A: UMKC Student Organizations and Campus Departments

Rate B: Non-university Groups/Community 

Spaces and Rates
Space Rate A Rate B
Multipurpose Courts (4 total)



Multipurpose Studios (3 total)



Racquetball Courts (3 total)



Classroom (2 total)



North Lobby



Durwood Stadium



Synthetic Turf Field (half)



Synthetic Turf Field (full)



Outdoor Track



Events that necessitate a Campus Rec staff member will be an additional $20/hour per staff.

Rate A: UMKC Student Organizations and Campus Departments

Rate B: Non-university Groups/Community 

Aquatic Center Rates
Swimming Pool Rate A Rate B
Pool Rental (all 6 lanes)



1-lane outside of operational hours



Additional lanes (up to 3 total)

$10/hr per lane

$20/hr per lane

1-lane during operational hours

$20/hr per lane

$35/hr per late

Additional lanes (up to 3 total)

$15/hr per lane

$35/hr per lane

The Club Sports rate for all 6 lanes is $35/hour outside of operational hours.

*Pool rental for all 6 lanes for Rate A is $35/hour (50% off) for groups that open events to the entire campus community by allowing Campus Rec to cross-promote.

Event Add-Ons and Cost
Rental item Unit Price
Bleachers - pull out Flat fee $450
Bleachers - return Flat fee $450
Carpeting - each court Flat fee $900
Carpeting - partial court Flat fee $450
Post-event cleanup Flat fee $120
Event staffing Hourly rate $20/hour
Custodial staff Hourly rate (overtime rate) $33 ($54.50)/hour

Event Guidelines and Parking Information

Please read and review our special event guidelines before attending an event at Swinney Center.

Children are allowed to attend special events occurring at Swinney Recreation Center and our outdoor facilities. All children must act appropriately and respect the rules of the facility and the privacy and space of our other members and guests.

It is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to make sure children are adhering to the rules and acting respectfully while at Swinney Recreation Center. Children should remain in the assigned space(s) for each respective event.

Food and drink (other than clear, bottled water) are not allowed inside the facility activity spaces, including:

  • Multipurpose Courts
  • Indoor and Outdoor Tracks
  • Recreational Field
  • Aquatic Center
Appropriate locations for food and drink are in the North Lobby/Concessions Area and Vending Area.

All promotional material, decorations and facility modifications must be pre-approved by and coordinated with express consideration from Swinney Recreation Center professional staff. Organizations and individuals must remove all signage and displays upon the conclusion of the event.

Photographs may be taken during special events. Photographers must remain on the event level and inside the assigned event space in order to take photographs.

Photography from the Indoor Track is not allowed.

  • All tobacco products
  • Alcohol
  • Firearms
  • Open flames
  • Animals (unless certified as service animal)

Please note that this list is not exhaustive. Depending upon the nature of the event, additional items may be included.

There is no free parking on UMKC’s campus on weekdays (Monday - Friday). Parking lots and structures will be monitored by UMKC Parking Operations between the hours of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Metered areas are indicated in yellow on the UMKC Campus Map. Parking is available to the general public in the metered areas (using either a meter or a parking pay station) located in:

  • Area 43 (pay station north of the Atterbury Student Success Center)
  • Cherry Street Parking Structure - 5th Level (pay and display areas)

If interested in having parking for an event, please discuss further with Liz Hoffman-Shrout at to get information on availability and pricing.