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Strawberry Canyon Recreation & Pool

Facility Overview

SCRA is the perfect spot for any outdoor adventure. The Strawberry Canyon Ropes Course, made up of seven challenging and exciting elements, allows you to bond with your peers while swinging, climbing, and hanging among the Redwoods, while the Strawberry Canyon Pool is ideal for a summer afternoon.

Strawberry Canyon Pool, open only during the summer, has 3 lanes of 25 yards and water temperature maintained at 80-81 degrees F. Three lanes are dedicated to lap swimming – the rest is for recreation. Amenities include locker rooms, hot showers, day lockers (bring your own lock), swimsuit spinners, kickboards, a pool lift for those needing assistance getting into the pool, and wheelchair access to the locker rooms. No towel service is available.

Who Can Use It?

Please continue to check our Lap Swim Schedule Page page for more information about our current operations.

Strawberry Canyon pool access is available to:

  • Enrolled UCB undergraduate and graduate students
  • Individuals with a current RecWell membership
  • Individuals who have purchased a one-time use Day Pass

The Ropes Course is only available for scheduled groups and classes. See our Ropes Course page for details.

Guests under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult (18+) who also must possess a day pass.

All members of a group must be present at the time of entry to present the purchase receipt (printed receipt or electronic device) and photo identification of the purchaser.


Strawberry Canyon Day Passes

Ages 12 and up: $15.00

Ages 3-11: $5.00

Under 3: Free

Day passes for Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area Pool are available for online purchase only.  Purchasers must present the receipt, along with an ID, to the Pool Access Monitor to enter the pool area. 


The Strawberry Canyon Ropes Course and Pool are located at the Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area (SCRA) on Centennial Drive, just above Memorial Stadium. To access the locker room and pools, enter from the parking lot and proceed down the main walkway. The pool and locker rooms are located on the ground level.

Parking is located in the SCRA parking lot. There is no street parking.


Strawberry Canyon Pool is open seasonally from the end of May through the end of October. For the most up-to-date hours, please visit our Lap Swim Schedule page for the pool’s hours.

Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area (SCRA) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

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