Swinney Recreation Center

Facility Rentals
Student Org Reservations
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Swinney Rentals

Whether you're a student who needs some space for a campus organization, or you're a member of the community hosting a special event, Swinney Recreation Center has spaces that can accommodate your needs.

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Community Rentals

Spaces within Swinney Recreation Center may be available to community organizations for certain large-scale special events. Swinney Recreation Center has been the facility of choice for groups hosting functions ranging from sports tournaments to music concerts to gymnastics competitions.

Rental and service fees vary depending on the type of group renting (on-campus versus off-campus), the nature of the event, the equipment and staff required, and the extent of the setup required for the event. Facility requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that priority in scheduling our facilities is given to Academic and Activity classes, Campus Recreation programs, University events (including Intercollegiate Athletics) and drop-in recreation opportunities for UMKC students and SRC members. If you are interested in holding an event at the Center please contact Liz Hoffman-Shrout.

Fitness Facts

~ Between March, 2010 and March, 2011, Swinney Recreation Center hosted over 70 UMKC Intercollegiate Athletics events.

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Student Organization Reservations

Spaces within Swinney Recreation Center may be available to student organizations for philanthropic and team building. If your organization would like to reserve an area of Swinney Recreation Center, please be aware of the required procedures. Reservations are required to be made with a minimum of two weeks advance notice.

University-recognized student groups and organizations must first complete a facility request form and facility usage agreement via RooGroups. When our offices receive requests, we will contact the event organizer to arrange a meeting to discuss the proposed event.

Swinney Recreation Center must approve

Events that will require prior approval will include those that involve:

  • Food
  • Music
  • Equipment needs including tables, chairs, electricity and audio/visual
  • Funds will be raised/collected
  • Police presence required
  • Any outdoor events
  • Any contracts must be signed

University partners

  • Office of Student Involvement
  • Campus Facilities Management
  • Fire Inspector (when applicable)
  • Residential Life (when applicable)
  • Risk Management
  • Room Reservations
  • Student Representation
  • Student Union/Atterbury Student Success Center Administration
  • Swinney Recreation Center Administration
  • UMKC Police Department
  • Vice Chancellor of SAEM Office
  • Additional campus entities on a case by case basis

Fitness Facts

~ Between 2008 and 2011, Swinney Recreation Center has had a 17% increase in UMKC student usage.



We can help you celebrate your child's special occasion. Birthday, graduation? Have your next party function right here at Swinney Recreation Center. Choose from several party packages below. Our team would love to help host your next special event. Parties are held on Friday nights thru Sunday afternoons (Saturday and Sunday Mornings and Afternoons only for Splash Parties).

Option 1: Swinney Splash with Patio Package - $120.00 / hour


  • 1 (one) hour in Pool
  • Access to spacious pool deck with tables and chairs for gift opening and party treats

Option 2: Swinney Splash with Party Room Package  - $150.00


  • 1 (one) hour in Pool
  • 1 (one) hour in Party Area
  • All games and activities organized and monitored by SRC Student Team

Option 3: Sports and Splash Package - $165.00


  • 1 (one) hour in Pool
  • 1 (one) hour in Gymnasium
  • All games and activities organized and monitored by SRC Student Team

Option 4: Sports with Party Room Package - $120.00

A Sports Party will get your children moving with age-appropriate sports and games such as Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Dodgeball, Parachute and more! All games and activities are organized and monitored by the SRC Student Team. Includes:

  • 1 (one) hour in Gymnasium
  • 1 (one) hour in Party Area
  • All games and activities organized and monitored by SRC Student Team

All party packages include:

  • Up to 30 guests ($7.00 fee for each additional person)

All pool party packages include:

  • 4-foot shallow area with gradual decline to 13-foot diving area
  • 2 (two) water basketball goals
  • Noodles and water balls
  • Diving boards (1m and 3m)
  • Spacious pool deck
  • Indoor / Outdoor capabilities are available as well (weather permitting)


Add the Birthday Party Area - $35.00 / hour

After fun activities in the gym and pool, children will enjoy time in the Party Area. The adults provide the food, drinks and decorations; we provide the tables and chairs. Our staff is also available to help you set up and assist with serving refreshments.

General Information

For your convenience, please ask your guests to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled party time and check in at the Control Center. All members of the party must arrive at the same time. An SRC team member will escort your party attendees to the party or changing areas.

Rescheduling fees will apply if you wish to reschedule your party. A $25.00 rescheduling service fee will be added if the party is rescheduled outside of 10 days of the party. A $50.00 rescheduling service fee will be charged if rescheduled within 10 days of the party. If a party is canceled due to inclement weather, SRC will reschedule the program or provide a full refund.

Scheduled party days and times subject to change depending on availability.


Contact us today for more information! Call the Swinney Recreation Center Membership Office at 816.235.2712 to schedule your party!

Fitness Facts

~ Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. —Plato

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