RCC's historic Wheelock Gymnasium is officially open, after a two-year retrofit and upgrade. The gym was first completed and occupied almost 84 years to the day on November 6, 1928. It was constructed using the college and Riverside Poly High’s 1926 bond issue money. Oddly enough, the gym did not become commonly known as “Wheelock Gym” until almost 40 years later in the mid-1960s. In 1937, the field and the football stadium were named after retired Superintendent of Riverside District Schools Arthur N. Wheelock.
Riverside Aquatics Complex
Located at Riverside City College, Riverside Aquatics Complex located on lower campus is a reality thanks to a true community partnership of Riverside Community College District, the City of Riverside, the County of Riverside, the RCCD Foundation and private donors.
- 65 meter all deep pool
- Diving tower with 3, 5, 7.5 and 10-meter platforms
- 1 meter and 3-meter springboards (2 each) poolside
- Moveable bulkhead allows for up to three simultaneous activities
- Competition Lighting
- Locker rooms and team rooms
- Poolside bleachers
- 2 hydraulic lifts for disabled access
- Electronic scoreboard
Evans Field Sports Complex
The Samuel C. Evans Complex is located across Magnolia Avenue from the College itself.
The complex was refurbished in a joint effort between the Riverside Community College District, the city of Riverside, and the Tiger Backers, a support group of the College.
Their combined efforts have left the College and the city of Riverside with an outstanding baseball/softball facility. The $1 million-plus project bolstered the College's softball and baseball programs. “It is, without a doubt, one of the finest facilities in Southern California," Softball Coach Michelle Daddona said.
The complex has three times hosted the California Community Colleges State Softball Championships.
"The facility provides our players with the right atmosphere needed to be successful," Baseball Coach Dennis Rogers said. "First, a player wants to play in a quality program, but the same player also wants to play in a quality environment. And this complex provides just that.”
Fran Bushman Tennis Courts