Paterson Field House

The Paterson Field House is open TODAY!
Monday-Friday: 5:30am-10:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 6:00am-6:00pm
*The Paterson Basketball Court will be closed May 26-June 6th for Special Event Preparation.


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 all users.

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Contact Us

Questions or concerns? Reach out and contact us!

Next Big Thing:

BCC Pool Reopens! 
Saturday, June 24th 10:00am! 

Pool access is included with your monthly membership.
Check our pool page for more information (see tab on the left).




Membership and Rates

  • BCC Students, Faculty and Staff: FREE!
  • Day Pass: $7
  • All members must be at least 16 years old
    • Members 16-18 years old must have parental consent waiver signed.
    • People under 16 years of age are permitted for pool use or as part of events.
Member Type Monthly 3 Month 6 Month Annual
Community Members $23 $64 $115 $230
BCC Alumni $18 $50 $90 $180
Military and First Responders* $18 $50 $90 $180
Seniors** $18 $50 $90 $180

*Military and First Responders just need to show an ID
**Seniors are 60+ years young

Membership Forms

Rentals and Reservations

Paterson Recreation Indoor Spaces will again be available for rental starting in June 2023. However, the Gene Dellea Turf Field and the Paul E. Raverta Tennis Complex are available for rental right now.

All inquiries regarding rental of any of the Paterson Recreation Complex spaces should complete this form:


After completing the form a member of the Paterson Recreation team will reach out to you within one business day.

Rental spaces include:

  • Gene Dellea Turf Field
  • Paterson Fieldhouse Basketball Court
  • Grass Soccer Fields
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Tennis Courts

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

Operational Hours

Monday-Friday: 5:30am-10:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 6:00am-6:00pm

Monday, May 29th - Memorial Day 6:00am-6:00pm
Monday, June 19th - Juneteenth 6:00am-6:00pm
Friday, June 23rd - CLOSED
Tuesday, July 4th - Independence Day CLOSED

*The Paterson Basketball Court will be closed May 26-June 6th for Special Event Preparation.

Note: Changes to hours of operation will be posted here as they are available.

Services and Features

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  • 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. If events fill priority will always go first to BCC students. Also if any event requires equipment that you don't have reach out and we may be able to provide it.

    Any person completing 4 BCC Adventure Trips in the semester will earn a FREE BCC Adventure water bottle.

    Adventure Series Spring 2023
    • Jiminy Peak Twilight Ski Trip - Thursday, February 2nd
      • Free Twilight Ski Pass for those who can join
    • Central Rock Gym Climbing Trip - Saturday, February, 18th
    • Central Rock Gym Climbing Trip - Friday, March 10th
    • Zoar Outdoor, Zipline Trip - Monday, May 8th
    • Kayak Trip, Cheshire Reservoir - Friday, May 19th
    Hiking Series Spring 2023
    • Cobble Hill Hike, Tyringham, MA - April 15th 12:30pm
      • Hike led by BCC Dual Enrollment Coach Tina Tartaglia
      • This is a moderate/medium level hike
      • Note from Tina: I have been hiking in the Berkshires since the 90s. I prefer medium or difficult level hikes. When I was getting my Bachelor's degree at Arizona State University I was part of the outing club. It was great; college students interested in hiking would arrange all sorts of hiking and camping trips in the desert. I enjoy all types of terrain. I have also hiked a volcano once; Mt. St. Helen's in Washington state. Don't get fooled by my stories, I am not an expert hiker, and I find if you are climbing uphill, it is best to take your time with small steps instead of large strides because that is how you can conserve your energy and access your strength. I find the beauty of the natural world to be calming, and I always feel invigorated after a hike. This particular hike is a great quick workout with pretty views and is just long enough for a newbie (curious) hiker. Get your Adventure On!
      • Sign Up
    • Keystone Arches, Chester, MA - May 6th 9:45am
      • Register Here
      • Hike led by BCC Faculty Jen Collins and BCC Coordinator of Library Services Karen Carreras-Hubbard
      • Hebert Cross Rd., Chester, MA
      • Join us for a hike along the historic and breathtakingly beautiful Keystone Arch Bridges Trail.

        The Keystone Arch Bridge trail (KAB) follows the 1840's Western Railroad which runs along the Westfield river linking Boston and Albany. The trail incorporates some of a now unused section of the narrow-gauge railroad, with part of the Old Pontoosic stagecoach "turnpike," and winding woodland trails that cross streams and waterfalls. This historic railroad wasthe first of its kind and heralded the eventual construction of the trans-American rail lines that helped open the American West. Built in the 1840s by General George Washington Whistler, the father of the painter James Whistler, the railroad was a feat of engineering, constructed without stick dynamite and it was thefirst railroad bed laid to cross a mountain. Stonemason Alexander Birnie of Stockbridge worked with Whistler constructing 27 bridges, culverts and walls through Western Massachusetts. The most famous structures in the construction, the Keystone Arch Bridges, rise up to 70-foot high. (Hikers will have the opportunity to hike down to the river level to get a good view of one of the bridges). The bridges were built without mortar or steel, a single keystone wedged at the apex of each bridge holding the massive structure in place. One of the bridges is still in use, and it is not unusual to hearan approaching train as you ramble through the maple and birch forests. While the trail does not cross any active rail lines, you might get to watch a train pass from a safe distance at the turnaround point of this out and back trail.

        The trail covers two and a half miles each way for a total of five miles. A gentle incline is part of this moderatewalk. The trail traverses sections ofHampton and Berkshire counties,including parts of Chester andMiddlefield. Other points of interest are the ruins of an abandoned artist colony from the 1960s and a number of cellar holes. There is parking at the trailhead off Middlefield Road.

        Directions: Take Rt. 20 to the town of Chester, Massachusetts. In the center of town, turn onto Middlefield Street and drive 2.5 miles. The trail sign can beseen on your left at the beginning of Hebert Cross Rd.

  • Fitness and Fitness Classes
    • Wednedsay, May 17th 3:00pm - Fitness Gambling
      • Register Here 
      • Come join us for the funnest new event: Fitness Gambling! 
      • Compete one-on-one vs. a fellow BCC opponent at Free Throws, Cornhole, and Badminton...the catch is the loser must complete a fitness challenge! 
      • This event is just for fun - and if you don't make your shots it will be a good workout too! 
      • Questions email Michael Carnevale at 
    • Mondays 9:30am-10:15am - Relaxation Techniques
      • Instructor: Ashton Bird
      • Begins April 3rd - Class held in the SBA Alcove
      • Relaxation techniques is a class that helps participants rediscover relaxation. Practices that help bring about the body's "relaxation response," which is characterized by slower breathing, lower blood pressure, and a reduced heart rate. The relaxation response is the opposite of the stress response. The class stresses figuring out what is comfortable and what works for your body to help you personally relax, no matter your body's type or ability
      • Email for more information
    • Tuesdays 11:15am-11:40am - Tabata Tuesday HIIT
      • Begins April 25th - Class held in the Paterson Gymnasium
      • Instructor: Michael Carnevale
      • Tabata is a type of high intensity interval training that aims to yield the most benefits in a short amount of time. This class is for anyone looking to engage in a full body, moderate to high intensity exercise.
    • Thursdays 4:30pm-5:15pm - Zumba
      • Instructor: Ana Monsalve
      • Join the party in this dance fitness class that incorporates easy-to-follow, heart-pumping choreography utilizing rhythms from all over the world!
  • Open Recreation

    Open Recreation are activities that are free and open to all on a first come, first serve basis. We would love to see you drop in! Please note that open recreation schedules may be updated throughout the semester, and will be cancelled for rentals or special events.

    *The Paterson Basketball Court will be closed May 26-June 6th for Special Event Preparation.

    Spring Semester 2023 
    • Monday:
      • 5:30pm-7:30pm - Futsal (Soccer)
      • 7:30pm-9:30pm - Basketball
    • Tuesday:
      • 3:30pm-5:30pm - Badminton
      • 5:30pm-7:30pm - Volleyball
      • 7:30pm-9:30pm - Basketball
    • Wednesday:
      • 3:30pm-5:00pm - Badminton
      • 7:30pm-9:30pm - Futsal (Soccer)
    • Thursday:
      • 3:30pm-4:30pm - Badminton
      • 5:30pm-7:30pm- Volleyball
      • 7:30pm-9:30pm- Basketball
    • Friday:
      • 7:30pm-9:30pm - Futsal (Soccer)
  • Tennis Complex

    The Paul E. Raverta Tennis Complex is open from dawn until dusk each day.

    Berkshire Mountain Pickleball has two of the courts reserved 9:00am-Noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

    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. Two of the adult tennis courts are lined for pickleball as well.

    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 2023.