SRC is smoke-free haven for community

SOU offers smoke-free haven at rec center

(Ashland, Ore.) — The Southern Oregon University Student Recreation Center continues to be a resource for both SOU employees and community members seeking a refuge from wildfire smoke and unhealthy outdoor air quality. The SRC offers free admission to its elevated, indoor walking and running track – a popular, smoke-free haven – from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., whenever Ashland’s air quality is at unhealthy levels (101+ AQI).

Photo ID and a signed waiver will be required at check-in.

The SRC features high-efficiency air filtration and air conditioning systems, and is a good option for walking, jogging or visiting with others after work.

SOU has made its Student Recreation Center available as a community resource during local wildfire smoke events over the past six years. Community members who want full access to the SRC during regular operating hours can purchase day passes onsite. More information on SRC passes and memberships at

The SRC’s will be closed for annual maintenance from Saturday, Sept. 7 through Saturday, Sept. 21.