Gymnasium Programs

Walking track above a basketball game

The gymnasium can host the following formats:

  • 2 full courts or 4 half courts (basketball)
  • 4 volleyball courts
  • 8 badminton courts

The gym is occasionally split to accommodate multiple programs at one time.

The gym is open during regular building hours, closing fifteen minutes prior to building closure. However, there is specific programming that is run in the gym which may affect availability. Additionally, gym hours are subject to change due to special events and/or programming without notice. Holidays and school break days may impact regularly scheduled activities (PDF)

Please call ahead for the most recent information at 734-971-6355.

Drop In Basketball at the MLMRC


The facility can accommodate up to 2 full courts or 4 half courts of play. We offer drop-in opportunities for adults, teens, and families.

*Please note, Adult Basketball on Monday and Wednesday evenings is for anyone ages 18 and up, Adult Basketball on Thursday evenings is for anyone ages 25 and up, and Saturday morning is 35 and up.

Check out our current Gym Schedule (PDF) for scheduled basketball and open gym times.

Badminton game


One of the best places to play badminton in Washtenaw County is at the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center! We can accommodate up to eight courts simultaneously. The center offers drop-in play opportunities for adults and families separately during various times throughout the week.

An annual non-sanctioned tournament has been organized by volunteers and staff since December of 2001 and typically takes place during the winter season.

Check out our current gym schedule Gym Schedule (PDF) for scheduled badminton times.

Volleyball game


Drop-in volleyball is generally scheduled during noon-time, evenings and weekends and is offered year-round. The gymnasium can accommodate 4 nets simultaneously. Games are available for both advanced and intermediate skill levels.

Check out our current Gym Schedule (PDF) for scheduled volleyball times.

An outdoor sand volleyball court is available at Rolling Hills Park.

Drop In Pickleball at MLMRC 2


If you have not yet heard of pickleball, it is about time that you do! This paddleball game has interested people for over 20 years, and it is played similar to tennis and badminton. What makes pickleball different from badminton or tennis is that instead of using a racket, you use a wooden paddle to hit the ball back and forth. The gymnasium can accommodate multiple nets simultaneously. At the MLM Recreation Center, pickleball is a growing co-ed participant sport and all ages are welcome!

Check out our current Gym Schedule (PDF) for scheduled pickleball times.