General Info

About the Facility

The Kiernan Center is open to students, employees, alumni and individuals from the local community. Patrons must be 18 years old or accompanied by an adult.

The Kiernan Center offers:  

  • 90`x 45`six lane swimming pool with one meter and three meter diving boards  
  • Four basketball courts  
  • Racquetball court
  • Free weight room  
  • Fitness center  
  • 2 dance / multi-purpose studios
  • Spinning Studio    
  • Dry sauna in each locker room
  • Outdoor sport fields
  • Turf athletic field
  • Two outdoor basketball courts
  • Free equipment rental

When an individual purchases a membership to the Kiernan Center, it will permit the member to use the Kiernan Center's facilities during the center's regular hours of operation in accordance with the facility's rules and regulations. Before an individual joins the Kiernan Center, the following should be considered:

**The Kiernan Center is a student recreational facility. The operations and management of the facility will focus upon the student population. At times, the use of the Kiernan Center may be restricted due to university scheduled events and activities. During school recess periods and summer school sessions, the hours of the Kiernan Center will be reduced.

Kiernan Center Hours

Entire facility open for use with exception of pool. Pool hours can be obtained by contacting the front desk at 716.286.8055.

Mondays - Thursdays 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Fridays 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Hours are for Academic Year (late August - mid-May). During school recess, hours are reduced

Some areas of the facility may be limited due to use by certain university groups.

Pool Hours 

While school is in session pool hours will be as follows:

  • Monday: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 5-7p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 5-7 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7-9 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 7-8:45 p.m.

Only lap swimming is permitted and use of the diving boards will not be allowed during open swim.

During the summer and recess periods, these times are subject to change

Family Hours

Immediate family may be admitted in the Kiernan Center during family hours. They must, however, be accompanied by the individual who possesses a membership and must register at the front desk when entering the facility. Children under the age of 16 will be restricted from some areas and are required to be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Family Hours are the following:

Late-August-mid-May - Sundays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Mid-May-late-August and during recess breaks - Fridays: All Day

There is a limit of four family members that are permitted to be signed in during family hours.

We Value Your Opinion

We appreciate your feedback and value your thoughts. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our operations or thoughts on possible programs we can implement, please contact us at 716.286.8055 or email Derek Puff, Kiernan Recreation Center director.