INFORMATION ALERT: Stay informed about coronavirus – COVID-19. Face-to-face courses will be suspended through the remainder of the Spring semester and are moving to remote instruction. The College is open, but the on-campus student services are being offered remotely, or by appointment. We ask you to call or email if you plan to visit the campus. Please use the Resources for Students page for updated info.


Paterson Field House

Due to Governor Baker's recent order and CDC guidelines, the Paterson Field House is CLOSED until at least May 4th.


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

COVID 19 Update

  • Paterson Fieldhouse will be closed from at least Tuesday, March 17th-Monday, May 4th.  
  • Additional closure dates are possible. Updates will be posted here as they are available. 
  • All in person group fitness classes, programs, and trips are cancelled through Monday, May 4th.  
  • 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

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.

Spring Hours

January 2-June 12, 2020

Facility will be closed until at least Monday, May 4th due to COVID-19. 

Monday – Friday: 7am – 8pm
Closed on Saturdays
Sunday: Noon-5:00pm

Holiday Closings 2020
MLK Day: Monday, January 20
President's Day: Monday, February 17
Patriot's Day: Monday, April 20
Memorial Day: Monday, May 25



Services & Features

  • Adventure Program

    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

    Saturday, January 25th 3:00pm - Snowshoe at BCC
    *The BCC Alumni Association will be hosting at 5:00pm social at Methuselah following the Snowshoe event

    Saturday, February 8th 10:00am - Jiminy Peak Skiing & Snowboarding

    Saturday, February 22nd 11:00am - Notchview Snoeshow & Cross Country Skiing

    Monday, March 9th 12:30pm - Central Rock Climbing Gym

    Saturday, April 25th 10:00am - Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Biking - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. 

    Friday, May 1st 10:00am - Kayak Trip (Location TBD) - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. 

    Adventure Hiking Series - Spring 2020

    Monday, March 23rd - Kennedy Park -  CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. 

    Monday, March 30th - Bartholomew's Cobble - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. 

    Monday, April 6th - Hollow Fields Sunset Hike - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. 
    *Departs at 5:30pm

    Monday April 13th - Burbank Trail - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. 

    *All hikes will depart from the Paterson Fieldhouse Lobby at 12:30pm on the day of the hike, unless otherwise noted.

  •  E-Sports

    Paterson Recreation is currently running our first E-Sport League. E-Sports is a great way for those who love video games to connect with other BCC students and form community!

    Our Fall 2019 offering is Rocket League and it is currently under way.  If you have interest in creating any type of video game league here at BCC, please reach out!

  • 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

    Currently Paterson Recreation does not have any fitness classes on the schedule, but starting the in Spring 2020 semester there will be regular weekly offerings.

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

    Cardio Boxing - Cancelled until May 6th due to COVID-19.

    Instructor: Dennis O'Malley, BCC Student
    Day & Time: Wednesday's 7:00am, January-May 13th 
    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 - Cancelled until May 4th due to COVID-19.

    Instructor: Dalton Nicholas, BCC Alumni
    Day & Time: Monday's NEW TIME: 4:15pm, January-May 11th 
    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.

    Zumba - Cancelled until May 7th due to COVID-19.

    Instructor: Emma Walat, BCC Student
    Day & Time: Thursday's NEW TIME: 4:15pm, January-May 14th 
    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 - Cancelled due to COVID-19.

    Instructor: Ethan Tuck & Eric Nystrom
    Day & Time: Monday's, Wednesday's, & Thursday's at 4:00pm, February 24th-April 25th 
    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 are activities that are free and open to all, we would love to see you drop in!

    All Open Recreation is cancelled until Paterson Recreation reopens.  Paterson Recreation will be closed until at least Friday, May 1st. 
    Martial Arts Club

    Tuesdays 3:00pm-4:00pm

    Open Recreation Pickleball - led by Pat Mele

    Tuesdays 4:15pm-6:00pm

    Open Recreation Badminton

    Thursdays 3:00pm-4:00pm - Paterson Fieldhouse

  • Tennis Complex

    Both adult and youth courts are currently closed for the winter.

    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

BCC’s Health/Fitness requirement promotes lifelong optimum health by providing students with the education and skills for maintaining physical fitness. Students may meet this requirement through one of the following options:

  • Two credits of college Health/Fitness courses* taken at BCC or transferred in from another college; or
  • Not more than 15 hours at a non-BCC facility that tracks and supervises activities, plus 1 credit college Health/Fitness class* or 15 hours with a personal trainer, intramural league or a supervised activity in the Paterson Fitness Center or 30 hours of a BCC supervised activity; or
  • Participation in the armed forces or civil service.

* BCC courses that meet the Health/Fitness requirement are designated “HF” in the course descriptions.