Pittsfield Gym | Paterson Field House

Pittsfield Gym and Field House

Paterson membership rates will be increasing on July 1 to $20 and $25 per month.  Full pricing breakdown below.

Welcome to Paterson Field House, a Pittsfield gym, open to Berkshire Community College (BCC) students, employees and the Berkshire community.

Field House Hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Paterson Recreation's mission is to enrich the experience of students at BCC 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 Field House 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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Operating Hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Holidays & Modified Hours:
  • Thursday, July 4 Independence Day: CLOSED
  • Monday, September 2 Labor Day: 6 a.m. -5 p.m.
  • Monday, October 14 Indigenous Peoples Day: 6 a.m. -5 p.m.
  • Monday, November 11 Veteran's Day: 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 28 Thanksgiving Day: CLOSED
  • Friday, November 29 Thanksgiving Holiday: 6 a.m. -5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 24 Christmas Eve: 5:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 25 Christmas: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, December 31 New Year's Eve: 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 1 New Year's Day: CLOSED

Membership and Rates

  • BCC Students, Faculty, Staff, and Professor Emerita: FREE!
    • Students, Faculty, and Staff must bring their BCC ID for access 
  • Day Pass: $7
  • Age Policy:
    • Children 11 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.
    • Children between 12-15 must have an adult in the Paterson Recreation Complex.
    • Children under 16 cannot use the Paterson Fitness Center (weights or cardio machines)

*Starting July 1, 2024

Community Members

  • Monthly: $25
  • 3 Month: $70
  • 6 Month: $125
  • Annual: $250

BCC Alumni

  • Monthly: $20
  • 3 Month: $55
  • 6 Month: $100
  • Annual: $200

Military and First Responders*

  • Monthly: $20
  • 3 Month: $55
  • 6 Month: $100
  • Annual: $200


  • Monthly: $20
  • 3 Month: $55
  • 6 Month: $100
  • Annual: $200

Non-BCC Students***

  • Monthly: $20
  • 3 Month: $55
  • 6 Month: $100
  • Annual: $200


*Military and First Responders just need to show an ID
**Seniors are 60+ years young
***Could be middle school, high school, or students from another college

Membership Forms

*A doctor's note may be required prior to issuing a membership or day pass for some guests/members

Rentals and Reservations

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 Field House 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.

Services and Features

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  • Adventure Program

    BCC Adventure Program

    Paterson'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.

    For more information on any BCC Adventure Program email Craig Ptak at cptak@berkshirecc.edu 

    • Monday, January 29th - Snowshoe at Notchview
    • Monday, February 12th - Jiminy Peak Ski & Snowboard Trip
    • Friday, March 15th - Central Rock Gym Trip
    • Wednesday, March 27th - How to Camp Workshop Series
    • Thursday, May 16th - Zoar Outdoor White Water Rafting Trip
    • May TBD - Pittsfield State Forest Overnight Camping Trip


    If you need special assistance for this event, please contact Craig Ptak at cptak@berkshirecc.edu.

  • Fitness Program

    BCC Fitness Program

    Paterson's Fitness Program provides programs and events to get our members together and active! Unless noted all fitness programs are free and open to all Paterson members including BCC students, faculty, staff, community members, and BCC Alumni.

    Summer Strength and Conditioning

    June 11th-August 22nd
    Tuesdays 5:00pm & Thursdays 8:00am
    Register Here

    Tabaata Circuit Group Fitness Class

    Will return Fall 2024


    Will return Fall 2024


    Runs though the summer

    Yoga Classes: Taught by Taylor LaRochelle

    • Beginning May 14th Yoga will be held Outdoors at Paterson
      • Tuesdays 4:45pm Restorative Yoga
      • Thursdays 4:45pm Gentle Yoga
      • Register for yoga classes here--> HERE (though feel free to walk in as well)!
  • Open Recreation

    Open Recreation

    Open Recreation hours are open for drop-in play for any Paterson members or guests.  If no one shows up for drop-in play the court may be used for other purposes, but if anyone comes in hoping to play that sport during Open Recreation hours that sport will have priority on the court. 

    Open Recreation Basketball Hours

    • Mondays 4:00pm-6:30pm
    • Sundays 9:30am-12:30pm

    Open Recreation Pickleball Hours

    • Mondays 8:00am-10:45am
    • Tuesdays 4:00pm-6:30pm
    • Wednesdays 8:00am-10:45am
    • Fridays 8:00am-10:45am
    • Saturdays 9:00am-Noon
    • Sundays 12:30pm-2:30pm
  • SAIL

    SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life)

    SAIL is a 12-week class offered twice a week.  It is an evidence-based program that focuses on balance, strength, flexibility, and endurance for people 65 and older.  All classes can be completed standing or sitting and can be modified to promote individual fitness needs.  Classes are taught be licensed Physical Therapists or Physical Therapist Assistants who have been certified in SAIL.  

    Check out the SAIL national website for additional information.

    For the Spring 2024 session, the SAIL program is free.  Both sections are now waitlisted - to join the waitlist please Register Here.

    • Class 1 - Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30pm-1:45pm

      • Instructor: Judy Gawron

      • This class is at capacity

      • Classes run January 22nd-April 19th

    • Class 2 - Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am-11:30am

      • Instructor: Michele Darroch

      • This class is at capacity

      • Classes run January 16th-April 18th

  • 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 am-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.

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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.

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