The Donald E. Young Center at BHSU offers more than exceptional fitness facilities. Along with the largest collection of exercise equipment in the region, a field house with a walking track, and an Aquatic Center with lap lanes, the Young Center provides personal exercise prescriptions with a certified trainer and classes taught by wellness students.
Built in 1990, the Young Center continues to be the hub of the Black Hills State University Campus. The only building of its kind in the immediate region, it is designed to serve the needs of the university and the greater Black Hills community.
The Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center is a 172,000 square foot sports and fitness complex. The Young Center accommodates simultaneous use of its recreational and educational components by students, university personnel, and the public.
The Donald E. Young Center houses:
The Young Center is available for both BHSU students and community members who have a Young Center membership. Become a member today!
The Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center is available to rent. Have your Birthday Party at the Young Center: The $50 fee includes one hour of swimming and two hours of a party room for 10 participants. If you have more than 10 swimmers, the fee is $5 for each additional swimmer.
For more information about the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center, contact Assistant Director Sam Holden at 605.642.6882.
Lost and Found
If you have lost an item during an event at the Young Center, please contact the front desk at 605.642.6096. Lost and found items can be identified and collected at the Young Center front information desk during regular business hours. Any items not claimed after 14 days will be considered abandoned and will be donated.
We will be continuing to provide all appropriate supplies and procedures to ensure safety for all. It is also strongly recommended to wear masks while in the Young Center, unless you are in competition areas. The following information provides Young Center hours of operation, along with further details for what to expect.
We appreciate your understanding and your willingness to accommodate at this time.
QUESTIONS? Email Sam.Holden@bhsu.edu