Piney Lake is Open

Special Hours Notice:

We want to thank you for your continued patience over these last few months. In coordination with the governor’s announcement this week regarding indoor fitness facilities, the Kaplan Center will be opening on Saturday, September 12th at 10:00am.

For the fall semester, our hours of operation will be:
Monday – Thursday 6:00am – 10:00pm
Friday 6:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 10:00pm

Over the next week, we will be updating our website and communicating details regarding your membership and important considerations when visiting the Kaplan Center.

Posted on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 by Erik Unger under Facilities, Piney Lake, Wellness. Tags:

Piney Lake is Open

Students playing cornholeSpring weather came just long enough last weekend for UNCG students to ride the shuttle bus out to the school’s re-opened Piney Lake recreation area south of Greensboro and enjoy various activities, including boating and hiking, along with free food and music provided by a DJ.

“It’s fun and something really different,” said sophomore Tradarius Luckett, who was hanging out with his friends and enjoying an all-to-rare day of sunshine. “The weather’s really nice, and this is a great way to get students active.”

The kick-off event marked the re-opening of the 40-acre park-like facility, which was closed to informal recreation in 2010. UNCG students, as well as faculty and staff, will be able to visit on weekends and go canoeing, swimming or picnicking, as well as use the 18-hole disc golf course.

“People have been asking when it was going to re-open,” said Department of Recreation & Wellness Membership Coordinator Catie Payne. She said that future activities by the lake could include group exercise and yoga classes several times a month.

Students who came out Saturday thought that the re-opening was a great success, and looked forward to future visits.

“It’s beautiful,” said sophomore Dakota Parker. “It’s a great place to come hang out with friends. I did the balloon toss, but kayaking is my favorite activity.”

For more information on Piney Lake’s hours and activities, and a map of the hiking trail, go online to