The Skybox Suites at the Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center includes three sports simulator screens for members to use to practice their skills all year round. Reservations are one hour long and can be made up to one week in advance by members.

The Skybox Suites are free to all members and are open for reservations and open rec use now!



Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center
1976 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 262 - 8244


Simulator 3 is offline due to technical issues. When making reservations, please reserve Simulator 1 or 2 to ensure you have a bay to use. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for understanding!


  • Sport Simulators may be used on a drop-in basis during Open Rec. Reservations are encouraged. Reservations will have priority over any drop-in play.
  • Reservations can be made by members on the Rec Well website or the Bakke Member Services desk. Reservations can be scheduled up to one week in advance, with a max of two one-hour reservations per day per person.
  • Reservations that arrive 15 minutes or later after their scheduled time will lose their priority over drop-in play.
  • A confirmation email is required to confirm your reservation with Rec Well Staff.
  • Simulator Bays are allowed a maximum of 6 players. Only one player is allowed inside the simulator at a time.
  • Activities that may endanger you or others are strictly prohibited; Rec Well has the right to stop any activity we deem unsafe.
  • Closed-toe, non-marking, activity appropriate footwear is required; street shoes, backless shoes, and boots are not allowed.
  • Rental equipment is available at the Member Services desk and must only be used inside the simulator for its intended sport. If equipment is returned damaged beyond normal wear and tear, an equipment replacement fee will be assessed.
  • Players are responsible for damages to the simulator or facility. Any damage should be reported immediately to Rec Well Staff.
  • Swinging, throwing, or hitting equipment outside of the simulator is prohibited.
  • Food and gum are prohibited.
  • Drinks are allowed outside the simulator in sealable, shatter-proof containers only. No alcohol or tobacco products are permitted.
  • Amplified sound is only permitted with prior approval by Rec Well staff.
  • Use of facilities for paid instructing, coaching, personal training, or fitness classes by those not employed by Rec Well is prohibited. Rec Well is the sole provider of instructional, individual, and group programming within the facilities.

Q & A

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Do I need to bring my own equipment?

No! If you are playing golf, you may bring your own golf clubs. We have club sets available for rent at Member Services. All other sport equipment for other games is in the Skybox Suite area.

What games are available?

Golf, Bocci Ball, Cricket, Baseball, Football, Soccer, Basketball, Dodgeball, Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, and Carnival Games.