Q: Where is the recreation center located?
A: Building 55 is on the eastern side of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory site, on Pep Ring Road north of Building 901. See map here.
Q: What are the recreation center’s hours of operation?
A: We are staffed from 6am – 7pm, Monday-Friday. The recreation center is available 24 hours a day with an activated card key.
Q: Who can use the recreation center?
A: Authorized, badged SLAC and DOE employees, as well as others with business on the SLAC site, such as visiting researchers and service contractors, can use the recreation center at no charge after signing a liability waiver.
Q: What about the families of employees?
A: Spouses and domestic partners can use the center at no charge after obtaining a Stanford ID Card at the Stanford Card Office and then signing a liability waiver at the recreation center during business hours. For the time being, they will need to be escorted by a badged SLAC or DOE employee. When the second phase of SLAC’s site security project is complete, the recreation center will become part of the site’s general access area and escorts will no longer be necessary.
Q: What about Stanford faculty, staff, students and guests?
A: Guests of SLAC employees can use the facility free of charge as long as they are escorted by SLAC personnel. All guests must receive a visitors badge from the SLAC Site Security every visit and sign the liability waiver during normal facility hours, 6am-7pm. Guests are required to visit the front desk upon using the facility each visit to sign in.
Escorting SLAC personnel must accompany all guests for the entire time they are on site, and using ARCAS.
Q: How do I access the recreation center?
A: During the hours that the site is staffed, you can just come in through the front door. Don’t forget that you will need your badge to get up to the center (past Gate 17). To use the recreation center, you need to complete a liability waiver and submit it to a recreation center staff member during business hours.
To come in on non-staffed hours, a card key will be required. Employees can have their SLAC badge authorized to serve as a card key by completing a liability waiver and submitting it to a recreation center staff member during business hours.
Q: What are the general rules for the recreation center?
Q: Is there an age restriction for using the recreation center?
A: Yes, users must be at least 18 years old.
Q: Are pets allowed on the recreation grounds?
A: No. Except for guide animals, pets are not allowed on the recreation grounds or in the center.
Q: What equipment and facilities are available in the recreation center?
A: The recreation center features:
6 basketball hoops on 1 basketball court, with the option of indoor volleyball and badminton
1 fitness room
4 cross trainers
2 recumbent stationary bicycles
2 standard stationary bicycles
2 rowing machines
Free-weight area with 4 racks of dumbbells, 3 benches and a chin-up bar
Fixed-weight area with a 5-stack multi-jungle cable/pulley apparatus
10 variable-weight, muscle-specific machines: dip chin, shoulder press, leg press, leg curl, row/rear deltoid, pectoral fly/rear deltoid, pull down, leg extension, calf extension and chest press
Stretching area with stability balls and Bosu© training devices
Locker rooms and showers with daily-use lockers for rent (bring your own lock)
Lounge area and kitchenette
Q: What outdoor facilities are available on the recreation grounds?
A: The recreation grounds feature:
Bocce ball court
Half-mile jogging/walking path around the perimeter
Equipment for basketball, volleyball, bocce ball, horseshoes and soccer can be checked out from the front desk during business hours.
Q: How do I reserve the barbecue pavilion for an event?
A: Contact the Recreation Center General Manager at ext. 3313.
Q: Will the current gym in Building 34 and the exercise room in Building 27 close?
A: Eventually, yes. However, they will not be immediately impacted by the opening of the recreation center.
Q: Will the Stanford Health Improvement Program (HIP) classes currently held at various locations on the SLAC site move to the recreation center?
A: Yes. The SLAC Occupational Health Center will work with Stanford to develop a schedule of classes that will be held in the recreation center later this year. As they’re developed, new schedules will be available on the SLAC Facility Schedule page.
Q: What types of classes and events occur at the recreation center?
A: Stanford University’s Health Improvement Program (HIP) offers a variety of health and wellness programs there. Information about the classes and registration will appear on the HIP website, at the center’s front desk, in SLAC Today and at the SLAC Occupational Health Center in Building 28.
Stanford BeWell will also periodically conduct events (e.g., health and wellness screenings) at the recreation center. Information about these events will be available at the center, in SLAC Today and at the SLAC Occupational Health Center in Building 28.
Q: Is personal training available?
A: The intent is to offer personal training for a fee in the near future.
Q: Is there a time limit on cardiovascular equipment?
A: No, but if someone is waiting to use the piece of equipment you are working on, please limit your workout to 30 minutes. If you are waiting for a specific piece of equipment, let the person who is using it know.
Q: Does the recreation center have wireless internet?
A: Yes, on the SLAC visitor network.
Q: Are vending machines and water fountains available?
A: Yes, both are available.
Q: Are towels provided?
Q: Is there a charge to use lockers?
A: There are currently 10 days use lockers available in each locker room that are free of charge, on a first come, first served basis. Locks cannot stay on overnight. Patrons can rent lockers for $30/quarter or $70/year. Payable by cash or check at the Arrillaga Recreation Center at SLAC front desk.
Q: Is the recreation center air conditioned?
A: Not at this time. SLAC is working with Stanford to evaluate options for installing air conditioning in the future.
Q: Does the recreation center have a parking lot?
A: Yes, it has 35 parking spaces, including handicapped spaces, as well as bicycle stands. Additional parking is located at Buildings 626, 950 and 750. Drivers are encouraged to carpool, and users are encouraged to walk along the designated path or ride a bike as part of their exercise regimen.
Q: Is there public transportation to the recreation center?
A: Not at this time. Users are encouraged to walk along the designated path or ride a bike to the center as part of their exercise regimen.
Q: What should I do if there’s an emergency while I’m using the center during off hours?
A: As in all locations on the SLAC site, in the event of a life-threatening emergency, immediately call 911 for emergency assistance. Then call ext. 5555 (650-926-5555 from a cell phone) to notify SLAC Security. In the event of a non-life-threatening emergency, call ext. 5555 to notify SLAC Security. During times when the Center staff is present, also notify them that there is an emergency.
The facility is equipped with an automatic emergency defibrillator (AED) for use in the event someone experiences a cardiac emergency. Opening the AED cabinet door will automatically send a 911 alarm signal and dispatch Security.
Q: What happens if someone is injured while using the facility?
A: As noted above, if the injury requires immediate medical attention, call 911 / ext. 5555. Report the incident to the Center staff. If you need medical attention, you may go to the Occupational Health Center in Building 028. However, because use of the facility is on a voluntary basis an injury is not covered under worker’s compensation, nor is it considered a “recordable” injury within the DOE record keeping system. As such, the Occupational Health Center can provide initial medical treatment but ongoing treatment and follow-up care will need to be through your primary care provider, as covered by your private medical insurance.
Q: How do I make a suggestion?
A: There are suggestion cards that can be filled out at the front desk of the center and turned in there. Questions can be directed to the Recreation Center General Manager, Beth Ayres, at ext. 3313 or email email@example.com.