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Inclusiveness Within KU Recreation Services

Active Building and Program Designation

Outdoor Parking, Ramps, and Sidewalks

We have three spots available in Parking Lot 90 for accessible parking. They are located on the north side of the building entrance. There is also a ramp leading to the main entrance to the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center. The bottom of the ramp is right next to the accessible parking places.


Indoor Ramps and Elevator

Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center provides accessible ramps to all of our courts, including The Jayhawk Courts and The Oread Courts. The ramp to the Oread Courts also provides access to the Oread Arena, the Golf Simulator, the Boxmaster, and the Air Hockey machine. Additionally, we provide elevator access to each of our three floors.


Personal Action Plan

For your own safety, to be aware of your surroundings, and for peace of mind, please go to the Emergency Management page (http://publicsafety.ku.edu/~kucops//) and fill out your Personal Action Plan. This will help you and your fellow students and professors be ready to help in case of an emergency.



We have three pieces of cardio equipment and over 20 pieces of strength equipment which are accessible. These include: Upper Body Ergometer, Tricep Extension, Bicep Curl, Incline/Decline Presses, Upright/Seated Row, Shoulder/Bench Press, Lateral Row, Cable Motion Adj Cable Crossover and Dual Adj Pulley, Kinesis One, and Dumbbell Free Weights.

  • Two of our Upright Hand bikes have a removable seat, which allows access for a wheelchair.


  • There are many pieces of CRT (Cardiovascular Resistance Training) equipment that have movable parts that can be lowered in the event someone needs better accessibility to work out.
  • Each piece of our "Selectorize" equipment has a QR code that links to a YouTube video which demonstrates how that piece of equipment should be used.
  • Additionally, we have recently purchased the Sci Fit Step One and the Marpo VLT Rope trainer and the Core Stix.


Several parts of the Boxmaster can be lowered (or raised). There is also a place a wheelchair could move in closer for better accessibility. If needed, the bottom pads can be removed as well.


Golf Simulator

There is a portable ramp that can be used for entry into the Golf Simulator for increased accessibility.

Limited Mobility Stretching Mat

For those individuals who are not able to get all the way down on the floor to stretch, we have installed a mat that is off the ground. It is located upstairs on the track on the Oread side of the building.



The height of the speedbag can be adjusted for those who need to have it more accessible.

Table Tennis

Table tennis, located on the first floor by the Racquetball Courts #1 and #2, is accessible from all sides of the table.


Equipment Checkout

The Equipment Checkout has a lower ledge for easier accessibility.

Indoor Facilities

David A. Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center

Welcome Center

Our friendly Facility Staff and Supervisors are always prepared and willing to help anyone who needs assistance or help with accessing a piece of equipment, getting to another area of the facility, or answering any questions. The Welcome Center provides a lower ledge for access to get towels or for other needs.


Equipment Checkout

The Equipment Checkout has a lower ledge for easier accessibility.

Locker Rooms

Both the men's and women's locker rooms on the lower level have accessible showers and stalls. We are currently in process to be compliant with locker room benches and access to lockers in both locker rooms.

Changing Room (Room #3)

The Ambler SRFC is compliant with sinks and ledges in the changing room. The pipes under the sinks are hidden so there is space to wheel under them. There is also an accessible stall in the changing room as well as an ADA compliant bench for changing.


Day Use Lockers

These day-use lockers are accessible in the CRT1 (Cardiovascular Resistance Training; 1 indicates first floor) and CRT2 (2 indicates second floor) locations, by both the Jayhawk and Oread Basketball courts, and on the lower level by the Chalk Rock. These lockers are all labeled as accessible as well.



The Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center is ADA compliant with sinks and ledges in the restrooms. The pipes under the sinks are hidden so there is space to wheel under them. There are also accessible stalls in the restrooms. We have also one restroom that is gender neutral.


There is a set of automatic doors at the entrance of our facility, providing access. All doors in our building are compliant with push/pull weight for easy entry/exit.

Vending Machines

All the buttons on our vending machines are lower, and more easily accessible.

Commerce ATM Machine

Our ATM Machine has lower buttons for easy access. It also has a plug for headphones for vision-imparied individuals. It is located just to the left, inside the main entrance.


WiFi Access

The Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center has WiFi access throughout the facility.

Emergency Exits

In case of an emergency, there are hard surfaces at each emergency exit on the exterior of the building for ease of evacuation.


Robinson Center

Robinson Center provides Student Recreation hours for the pool and gyms. For the dates and times during the semester, please visit: https://recreation.ku.edu/robinson-center

Outdoor Facilities

Tennis and Sand Volleyball Courts

The tennis and sand volleyball courts have sidewalks, lights, and benches for accessibility. The tennis courts provide a ramp onto the tennis playing surface, while the access to the sand volleyball courts go up to the grass surrounding the sand court.


Shenk Sports Complex

There are 2 accessible parking spots at the Shenk Outdoor Complex. There is accessibility from the parking lot to the restrooms.

Adams Campus Challenge Course

Adams Campus has a gravel path from parking lot to restrooms. Once in the restrooms, the floor is paved for easier access. Several elements are accessible. Arrangements can be made to make sure access is made available. Please notify the Outdoor Pursuits Office prior to your event.

Outdoor Rental Equipment

There is a curb cutout to the outdoor basketball courts behind the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center, which provides access to the Outdoor Pursuits Rental Center.


Rain Garden

The display for the description of the rain garden is at an accessible height and is also located right next to the sidewalk.


There are 10 different routes around our beautiful campus. Click on the links below to see these routes.

Campus Activity Routes

Wheeling Routes


Please click on the links below for additional resources.

Student Access Services

Emergency Management

Public Safety


Student Health 101

Daily Hours

Ambler SRFC Building

Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Monday: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Saturday: Noon - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: Noon - 11:00 p.m.

Thursday: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Spring Semester Hours 1.16-5.11

Administrative Office Hours

Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Spring Semester Hours 1.16-5.11

Outdoor Pursuits Office

Friday: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Monday: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Thursday: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Spring Semester Hours 1.16-5.11

"The Chalk Rock" Climbing Wall

Friday: CLOSED

Monday: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Thursday: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Spring Semester Hours 1.16-5.11
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