The 32,000 square foot facility, built in 1985 and named in honor of Sister Mary Agnes Hennessey, is home court for Mount Mercy athletics.
Built into a hill on the northeast corner of campus, the recreation center offers practice facilities, a weight room, fully-equipped training room, and separate locker rooms for general use and those designated for the student-athletes in men's and women's sports.
At the heart of the Hennessey Recreation Center is the gymnasium with seating for 2,000 fans. In addition, Hennessey has a regulation-sized racquetball court, lounge and reception areas, a classroom/conference room, and the athletic department offices.
The recreation center is also open to the general public. To register for a yearly Hennessey membership, please contact the Mount Mercy athletic department at 319-363-8213 ext. 1376.