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Welcome to Challenge at Utoledo Rec

Take your UToledo Rec experience to the next level by kayaking, and climbing! In the safety of our pool or the scenic Ottawa River kayaking can be the challenge for you or face your fears by climbing or belaying on our wall!

Climb Wall

Monday : 4 - 8 p.m.

Wednesday: 4 - 8 p.m.

Friday: 4 - 8 p.m.

Use the Utoledo Rec portal to reserve slots for the climb wall 

Log Rolling 

Log Rolling is a unique and exciting way to practice balance and get a great cardio workout.


September 7th - December 7th

Tuesday: 6 - 8 p.m.                 Lanes: 11 & 12

Email to reserve a slot for Log rolling                         


Slackline is a great way to improve your balance and challenge yourself.

Check back for Fall 2021 Slackline hours                                                                                                         


Closed Until Further Notice
Use the climb wall at the UToledo Rec for a great total body strength and cardio workout, improved flexibility and range of motion, reduced stress AND a brain boost to get you through the semester. Climbing is also a great way to meet new people, have fun, and challenge yourself!

We offer climb wall experiences for groups and birthday parties. For general questions or rental inquires, please contact 419.530.3700.


Bouldering, or moving horizontally across the wall, may be done at any time during open hours and does not require any gear or experience. For safety reasons, stay below the yellow designated line and wear only clean climbing or tennis shoes on the wall.

Users under 14 years of age must have adult supervision and users under 10 must be spotted by an adult.


Vertical climbs are available to all during staff belay hours. 

  • Harness and shoes are available to members and guests at no cost during climb wall hours.
  • Staff are available during staff belay hours to belay members.


Kayak in the Pool

Registration now open
Not ready for the open waters? Maybe you want to up your kayak game? Either way our pool-based kayak lessons have you covered.
Join Toledo Metroparks  paddling instructors at the UToledo Rec's  indoor pool for a unique winter boating opportunity. You’ll learn basic kayaking skills and play games. This program is beginner-friendly. Participants must be 12 or older. Minors must be accompanied by adults.

Kayak Basics Course
Fee: $35
Age: 12+
Kayak Basics Registration:

Escape the frigid temperatures this winter with this beginner course in the comfort of the indoor pool at the University of Toledo Student Recreation Center. This program is designed to help you learn basic strokes and safety tactics on the water. Staff is certified by the American Canoe Association and all equipment is provided. Participants must be 12 or older. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. 

Kayak Rescues Course
Fee: $40
Age: 12+
Kayak Rescues Registration:

Preparing for upcoming kayak adventures? Do you know what it takes to paddle safely in larger bodies of water and rescue a capsized boat? Toledo Metroparks certified American Canoe Association instructors will show you the best practices for individual and team rescues in a controlled setting. Taking the Kayak Basics course prior to this course is recommended but not required. All equipment is provided. Participants must be 12 or older. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. All equipment is provided. Registration is required.

Last Updated: 7/16/21