About the Health and Recreation Center (Building M)

Canon Gym

Update 3/21/20: For information on the Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) outpatient care center in Building M, visit:  https://www.nch.org/locations/nch-outpatient-care-center-at-harper-college/

Building M has undergone a complete transformation and will serve as the hub for campus recreation and fitness. Key features include a 10,000 square foot fitness center, numerous fitness programs, and the NCH outpatient care center. The building is also home to our Harper Hawks Athletics, Kinesiology and Health Education.

Facility Features

  • 135,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility
  • Modern locker rooms 
  • Free daily locker and equipment rentals
  • Complimentary towel service
  • Pro shop
  • Vending machines
  • Facility rentals
  • Harper Hawks Athletics headquarters

Fitness Center

  • 10,000 square foot fitness center
  • 36+ cardio machines with personal viewing screens
  • Rowing machines
  • Life Fitness Synrgy360 multipurpose training hub
  • 18+ Matrix Ultra Series strength training equipment
  • Seven Hammer Strength Olympic weight lifting platforms
  • Free weights
  • Fitness assessment room
  • Fitness center attendants
  • Complimentary sweat towels

Field House

  • Four-court field house
  • Open recreation: basketball, pickle ball, volleyball and badminton
  • Suspended jogging track (1/8 mile)
  • Intramural sports leagues
  • Equipment rentals
  • Court rentals
  • Court monitors

Aquatics Center

  • Six-lane pool (shallow end 4') with deep end (13’ max) 
  • Designated open lap swim times
  • Family swim availability
  • ADA access with two pool lifts
  • Palatine Park District aquatics programming
  • Water temp - 80-81 degrees

Fitness Programs

Adjusted Facility Hours

Christmas Eve: 5:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
New Year’s Eve: 5:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Facility Closures

Easter Sunday: Closed
Memorial Day: Closed
Independence Day: Closed
August 15/16: Closed for Facility Maintenance
Labor Day: Closed
Thanksgiving Day: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year’s Day: Closed

Field house, Courts and Elevated Track Closure: The field house, including all four courts and the elevated track will be closed for renovation from Monday, March 9 to Saturday, August 1st. For more information, please contact Veronica Tantoco at vtantoco@harpercollege.edu or 847-925-6862.

Map of Building M, Room  

Contact Us

Campus Recreation
Building M 

1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067

Monday - Thursday: 5:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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