Berkshire Community College (BCC) announces plans to make major building improvements to the Paterson Field House, an integral part of Paterson Recreation that maintains a fitness center, basketball court, turf field, two grass soccer fields, three adult outdoor tennis courts, two youth tennis courts, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Slated for completion by June 1, 2022, improvements include installing an HVAC system, coating and sealing the floors of the Fitness Center, and sanding and coating wood court floors.
While Paterson Field House will be closed for regularly scheduled events during the renovation, the college has planned several fitness/recreation programs and club sports activities at alternate locations. The Gene Dellea Community Turf Field remains open, serving as the home field for Pittsfield High School’s and Taconic High School’s football, soccer and lacrosse teams. Outdoor tennis courts are also open to the public from dawn until dusk.
We’d love to have Paterson Field House open right now, but the projects happening this year — particularly the new HVAC system — are going to improve our students’ and members’ daily experience when we reopen. Paterson Recreation will be as active as ever, from fitness battles and adventure trips to online classes and club sports.”
Scheduled activities include:
- A new season of Burke’s Fitness Battle, a team-based challenge open to BCC students, faculty and staff. The spirited six-week battle, held September 20 through October 29, includes events such as walking, hiking, weightlifting, pickleball and yoga. Registration for teams (or individuals seeking to join a team) is open through September 20 at berkshirecc.edu/fitness-battle.
- A partnership with Berkshire Fitness and Wellness offering students and staff more than 40 free online classes each month and free membership to the fitness center, located on North Street in Pittsfield.
- Adventure Club activities, including a hiking series, rock climbing, zip lining and ski trips.
- Club sports, including soccer, volleyball, cross country and basketball.
For a complete schedule of recreational activities, visit www.berkshirecc.edu/news-events/.
About Paterson Recreation
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.