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New Recreation Center at Second Creek
5 projects in 5 years logoFast Facts
Total Project Budget:
  • New Recreation Center: $45.2 million
  • Site & Road Infrastructure: $15.7 million
Status: Construction
Construction Begins: Oct. 15, 2016
Expected Completion: Spring 2018

About the Project
Located near 112th Avenue and Potomac Street, the new recreation center project includes an indoor pool, gymnasium with walking/jogging track, weights/fitness area, dance/aerobics studio and site infrastructure.

Outreach & Engagement
The City hosted four public meetings, several focus group meetings and online/paper surveys in August 2015 to obtain feedback about programming elements for the expansion of the existing center and the new recreation center. See the survey results from the over 800 community members who participated.

Top suggestions for the new recreation center to be located near 112th Avenue and Chambers Road included:
  • Create a space accessible to entire community
  • Build and design to meet growing population
  • Start with core amenities (weight room, pool, multi-purpose space, etc.)
  • Multi-functional spaces with age-specific programming
  • Family programs, areas and services

Top requested amenities included:
  • Indoor leisure swimming pool
  • Weight/fitness areas
  • Walking/jogging track
  • Outdoor spray ground
  • Indoor lap lane pool

Youth sports and aquatics ranked as the two most important programs. Wellness, fitness and family activities were ranked very important by over half of respondents.

Based on community and citizen advisory committee input, city council has made the following conceptual design decisions regarding the site, layout and aesthetics. The decisions are based on conceptual design and are subject to change during the schematic design process.
The building will be sited toward Highway 2 and oriented with a south-facing entrance. The gymnasium will provide an adult-sized basketball court, youth-sized cross courts, ample spectator seating and circulation between the courts. Overall floor plans will include space for the following amenities:
  • Elevated walking/jogging track
  • Child watch/babysitting
  • Dedicated dance room
  • Second group exercise/aerobics/dance room
  • Multi-generational lounge
  • Enhanced lobby and community area
  • Green rooftop/balcony off of the fitness area
  • 300-person community room 

conceptual renderingThese additions increase the size of the new recreation center to approximately 106,000 square feet. This increases the scope and budget, which has contractual and schedule implications for design and construction teams that are being evaluated.
The conceptual renderings reflect the requested variations in roof lines, separation of community room patio and pool patio, a refined rooftop balcony and an art wall near the loading dock. See the conceptual rendering of the new recreation center entrance and view the schematic design of the floor plan here.

Next Steps
The groundbreaking for construction is on Oct. 15, 2016.
View the event information. The event will be live-streamed on the Commerce City Facebook page. View the schematic site plan.

Fact Sheet
View the project fact sheet