Jackson State University makes every effort to provide the finest health and fitness facility in the region. The Walter Payton Center is open over 350 days a year and 118 hours a week. With 9,000 square feet of activity space, and a variety of challenging recreational programs – the choices are almost endless. Also, enjoy relaxing with friends in the beautiful outdoor patio or scheduling a massage with one of our in-house massage therapists. Not only are we open for our programs and services, but we rent our spaces to other groups and organizations as well! We can host anything from a small birthday party at the pool to a grand banquet in our 3 court gymnasium.

To find out more information about reserving a facility: Facility Reservations or contact Chapin Payne, Associate Director at chapin.payne@jsums.edu.

Facility Services

• Locker and Towel Rentals
• Equipment Rentals
• TigerZone Child Care Services
• Facility Reservations for Groups
Reserve Space

Indoor Facilities

3 Court Gymnasium
3 Racquetball Courts
1 Squash Court
4 Fitness Studios
Fitness Floor: Cardio & Weightlifting Equipment
Hall of Fame
Men’s/Women’s Lockerrooms
Natatorium (Pool, T.B. Ellis Building)

Outdoor Facilities

2 Intramural Fields
12 Tennis Courts
Standard Track