Paterson Field House

Due to safety precautions related to COVID-19,  the Paterson Recreation Complex is CLOSED until at least January 2, 2021.


Paterson Recreation's mission is to enrich the experience of students at Berkshire Community College through safe and always-improving facilities and programs. Serving and engaging students, faculty, staff, and the greater Berkshire community, Paterson Recreation provides opportunities to learn and reinforce healthy behaviors, build relationships, develop leadership skills, and pursue goals. 

Paterson Fieldhouse maintains a fitness center, basketball court, turf field, two grass soccer fields, three adult outdoor tennis courts, two youth tennis courts, and an outdoor pool that is open during the summer. Day lockers are available for for all users.

Contact Us

Questions or concerns? Stop by the Welcome Desk or reach out and contact us!

Phone: 413–236–1670

BCC Student Exercise Videos:

  • Strength and Cardio Training Video

    Check out this Strength and Cardio Video designed by one of our BCC students.

    Disclaimer: Participation in this Strength & Cardio class is voluntary.  Physical activity programs may result in injury, and by participating, you assume the risk of injury that may result from your participation. Paterson Recreation strongly recommends that you participate from a space that is suitable for this activity. For example, make sure that you have moved nearby furniture and other potential hazards. Paterson Recreation recommends using a mat or, if you don’t have one, a carpeted area. Participants are encouraged to stop if they experience pain or injury and should seek appropriate medical advice or care as needed. Paterson Recreation strongly recommends that each participant have an annual physical examination and follow the advice of your health care provider before participating

  • Low Impact Every Minute on the Minute (EMOM)

    This 45-minute Low Impact EMOM (every minute on the minute) workout was also a BCC student creation. 


COVID 19 Update

  • Paterson Fieldhouse will be closed until at least January 2, 2021.  
  • The Paterson Recreation Pool will be closed for Summer 2020.
  • Additional closure dates are possible. Updates will be posted here as they are available. 
  • Community members will have their memberships extended once Paterson reopens, so they do not lose any days for which they have paid.

Membership & Rates

  • BCC Students, Faculty & Staff: FREE!
  • Day Pass: $7
  • Standard Monthly Rate: $30
  • Standard Yearly Rate: $275
  • Seniors/Alumni/Local First Responders:
    Monthly Rate: $25 / Yearly Rate: $225
  • Summer Pool Membership: $80

Rentals & Reservations

Paterson Recreation Facilities are closed until January 2021.  Rental inquiries after January 2, 2021 can be submitted by using the form below. 

For information about renting or reserving the Gene Dellea Turf Field, the basketball court, the grass soccer fields, the outdoor pool, or tennis courts, please complete this form and a member of the Paterson Recreation team will reach out to you within one business day.

All facilities are open to the public during normal Paterson operating hours when their use does not interfere with college activities.

Operational Hours

Facility will be closed until at least January 2, 2021.





Services & Features

  • Adventure Program

    Adventure programming will have a new calendar once Paterson Recreation is able to re-open, below is the schedule of programs offered in the most recent semester. 

    Paterson Recreation's Adventure program provides programs, events, and equipment to get Paterson Recreation users into the outdoors.  Unless noted all Adventure programs are free and open to any BCC Students, Faculty, Staff, Paterson users, and BCC Alumni and their families. 

    Adventure Special Events - Spring 2020

    January - Snowshoe at BCC

    February - Jiminy Peak Skiing & Snowboarding

    February - Notchview Snoeshow & Cross Country Skiing

    March - Central Rock Climbing Gym

    April - Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Biking 

    May - Kayak Trip 

    Adventure Hiking Series - Spring 2020

    March - Kennedy Park

    March - Bartholomew's Cobble

    April - Hollow Fields Sunset Hike 

    April - Burbank Trail 

  •  E-Sports

    Paterson Recreation will resume E-Sport offerings in Fall 2020.  

  • Fit3D Body Scan
     The Fit3D allows you to obtain a full 3D image of your body from a 40-second scan. This scan provides information about your body measurements, weight, posture, composition, and wellness, and delivers the data to you through a private account. Record multiple scans over time and track your fitness progress!
  • Fitness Classes

    Fitness Class offerings will be modified once Paterson Recreation is able to re-open, but below are the classes and descriptions of what was offered prior to the COVID-19 closure.

    All Paterson Recreation users have access to FREE admission to the fitness classes. Classes are open to all fitness levels.

    Cardio Boxing 
    Instructor: Dennis O'Malley, BCC Student
    Day & Time: 
    Location: Paterson Field House Basketball Court
    Description: Come work up a sweat and learn how to throw a punch!  This class focuses on stretching, strength & endurance exercises, and of course it will provide instruction on boxing form.  
    Strength, Core, & Cardio 

    Instructor: Dalton Nicholas, BCC Alumni
    Day & Time: 
    Location: Paterson Field House Basketball Court
    Description: This class is all about strengthening and stabilizing all the core muscles: abdominals, obliques, glutes, lower back and hips. This class welcomes all fitness levels with its variety of exercises and intensities to ensure everyone receives a complete core workout.


    Instructor: Emma Walat, BCC Student
    Day & Time: 
    Location: Paterson Field House Basketball Court
    Description: Join the party in this dance fitness class that incorporates easy-to-follow, heart-pumping choreography utilizing rhythms from all over the world!

    Couch to 5K 

    Instructor: Ethan Tuck & Eric Nystrom
    Day & Time:  
    Location: Paterson Field House Fitness Center
    Description: Aspiring and beginning runners, this is the class for you!  This 9-week class is designed to take someone who has never run before and help them complete a 5K (3.1 miles) by the end of the program.  It will start with walking & jogging intervals and will also mix in some stretching and strength building concepts. The class will culminate with the Wellness day 5K on May 2nd at BCC!

  • Open Recreation

    Open Recreation offerings will be modified once Paterson Recreation is able to re-open, but below are the programs that were offered prior to the COVID-19 closure.

    Open Recreation are activities that are free and open to all, we would love to see you drop in!

    Martial Arts Club


    Open Recreation Pickleball - led by Pat Mele


    Open Recreation Badminton


  • Tennis Complex

    Both adult and youth courts are currently closed along with Paterson Fieldhouse until 2021.

    In recognition of his leadership and love of the game, the tennis facilities at BCC were dedicated in honor of the college's 6th president, Dr. Paul E. Raverta. The complex boasts three standard adult courts and two "10 and Under" courts for children.

    The Paul E. Raverta Tennis Complex, which is open to the public, was made possible by the Berkshire Bank Foundation, Berkshire Bank Foundation—Legacy Region, Petricca Industries, USTA Western Mass, USTA New England, and USTA National.

Health/Fitness Requirement for Students

In these extraordinary times, we have made the difficult decision to waive Forum and the Heath Fitness requirements for students graduating through Spring, 2021.