Recreation Services at Temple University Ambler

Red Barn Gym

Hours Beginning Friday, May 6
Monday through Thursday: 12 to 6 p.m.
Friday: 12 to 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Regular Semester Hours
Monday through Thursday: 12 to 8 p.m.
Friday: 12 to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 12 to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

The Red Barn Recreation Center welcomes students, faculty, and staff for summer 2022.

Recreational and Intramural Activities

Temple University Ambler offers a variety of recreational and intramural activities for its students.

These activities are specifically designed for the Ambler Campus and include: intramural leagues, informal recreation and weekly activities held throughout the year. The Red Barn Gym houses many of the indoor recreational facilities, including the gymnasium, fitness room and locker areas.

In addition to these facilities, Ambler has three outdoor tennis courts, four outdoor basketball courts, a sand volleyball court, outdoor swimming pool and a multipurpose grass playing field. Ambler students are also welcome to participate in any Main Campus recreational activities.


Access to the facilities and programs offered by Ambler Recreations Services may be acquired by paying the Campus Rec Access Fee. The Rec Access fee is determined by the person’s status as a student, employee, or alumnus of Temple University.


All students enrolled at Temple are automatically assessed a portion of the campus Rec Access fee.


All employees may have the Campus Rec Access fee deducted from their paycheck. A deduction will be withdrawn from your paycheck every month, Campus Recreation revised the payroll deduction process to allow employees to enroll in the program one time and have the membership renew every September 1. Employees interested in paying the Campus Rec Access Fee through payroll deduction must come to either the Ambler Recreations office in the Red Barn Gym or the Main Campus office to complete the payroll deduction enrollment form.

Alumni Recreation Access

UPDATED 1/24/2022: We are still hopeful to welcome back our alumni members for the Spring 2022 semester. Students will be fully returning to campus after starting the semester virtually on Monday, January 24. We plan to monitor the status of our campus over the next two weeks of the semester to make sure there are no additional restrictions placed on our operations due to COVID-19 prior to reinstating alumni memberships. Without any set-backs we plan to allow Alumni Memberships to be purchased beginning Monday, February 7. Masks are required in all indoor facilities while exercising with the exception of when you are in Pearson/McGonigle Pool.  Please return to this page for additional updates as we get closer to February 7th.  Questions?  Email us at   

Guest Access

Campus Recreation will continue along with our decision to not permit guest access to our facilities for the Spring 2022 semester. As we navigate our return to campus plans to allow the use of Campus Recreation facilities while complying with local and state guidelines it is clear that we must restrict membership to allow our current student population priority access.    For questions please email us at

Recreation Events

Recreation services and the Office of Student Life invite students to participate in health and wellness programs and intramural sports offered in the Red Barn Gym. Learn more about upcoming one-day, weekly and ongoing programs and a variety of campus contests.

Employment Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities with Ambler Recreations Services. Students are employed in the Red Barn Gym and at the pool. Interested candidates need to contact Paul Myers at 267-468-8150 or