Directions to the Rec Center
Rice University is encompassed within five Houston streets: Main Street, Sunset Blvd., Rice Blvd., Greenbriar, and University Blvd. Rice is three miles south of the central downtown business district and directly across Main Street from the Texas Medical Center.
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The Rec Center facilities are located on the west end of campus and can be accessed from either the Stockton entrance (Entrance 8) on University Blvd., or the Kent entrance (Entrance 20) on Rice Blvd.
From the north off of U.S. 59: Exit Greenbriar (one-way street) and drive south to Rice Blvd. then go left/east on Rice Blvd.
From the south off of Loop 610: Exit Main St. and drive north to University Blvd. then go left/west on University Blvd.
From the east off of 288: Exit N. MacGregor Way and travel west, turn right/west on Outer Belt Dr., to Main St., and then left/south on Main St. to University, and right/west on University.
From George Bush/Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH): Exit the airport to U.S. 59 South. Travel past downtown Houston to the Shepherd/Greenbriar exit. Turn left/south on Greenbriar (one-way street) to University Blvd. Turn left/east on University to entrance eight (Stockton Street).
From Houston Hobby Airport (HOU): Turn right from the airport onto Airport Blvd. Travel north on IH-45. Exit on U.S. 59 South. Exit Shepherd/Greenbriar. Turn left/south on Greenbriar (one-way street) to University Blvd. Turn left/east on University to entrance eight (Stockton Street).
Parking for the Rec Center is available in West Lot 4, and handled on an as-you-come fee basis. If you're looking for parking for a Rice Athletic event, such as baseball or tennis, parking is free to the public. The majority of this parking is also available in West Lot 4, with the exception of Rice football contests when all of the lots located adjacent to the stadium are open. Parking fees for all non-Rice events are handled on an event-by-event basis with the majority of the parking located in West Lot 4. If you're interested in parking costs and information, Rice University offers a page on parking, including a campus parking map and parking for visitors.