Community Y of Marshalltown
Community Y of MarshalltownMarshalltown, IA 2007
As part of a larger greenway project, the Horne-Henry Center helps transform a blighted area of the community into a vibrant recreational complex that also features a municipal outdoor aquatic center, a small park, a bike path and a component of a 32-mile nature trail.
A core design goal was to put on display the vibrancy of all activities taking place within the center and thus inspire visitors to take part — starting at the inviting, two-story front vestibule, which is encircled by a suspended track that continues past the aerobics rooms, lap and leisure pools, fitness areas and gymnasium.
Flexibility is one of the facility?s key features. Sophisticated active-matrix scoreboard and timing system technology allows for the hosting of YMCA and Iowa state high school swim meets. Racquetball courts, too, offer spectator seating. When not in use for tournaments, these spaces are modified to host specially designed fitness programs. One such room accommodates 30-minute workouts for the workday lunch crowd.
The comfortable and energy-efficient facility features an abundance of natural lighting and geothermal heating throughout. A geothermal well system cools public spaces and heats the domestic water supply and both swimming pools.
Project DetailsArchitect: TSP Inc.; Marshalltown, Iowa
AQUATIC DESIGN ENGINEER : Water
PROGRAMMING/OPERATIONAL CONSULTANT : PROS Consulting - Indianapolis, Ind.
Construction Cost: $16.54 million
Square Feet: 122,232
Occupancy: March 2004
Arena Seating: Interkal
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Draper Inc.
Chemical Control Systems: CAT Controllers Inc.
Climbing Walls: Brewer's Ledge
Covers: Universal Filtration Inc.
Dehumidifiers: Innovent Air Handling Equipment
Divider Curtains: Draper Inc.
Diving Boards: Duraflex Int'l Corp.
Dryers: Pellerin Milnor Corp.
Elliptical Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Exercise Balls: SPRI Products Inc.
Filters: Miami Filter LLC
Fitness Evaluation System: FitLinxx
Floor Finishes: Aacer Flooring LLC
Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo
Flooring, Fitness Center: Kiefer Specialty Flooring Inc.
Free Weight Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Handicapped Equipment: RMT Aquatics
Ladders/Grab Bars: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair
Lighting: Day-Brite Capri Omega
Lighting: Linear Lighting
Pilates Equipment: SPRI Products Inc.
Rehabilitation/Testing Units: Polar Electro Inc.
Rehabilitation/Testing Units: NuStep Inc.
Rowers: Concept2 Inc.
Saunas/Whirlpools: McCoy Sauna & Steam
Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Comtec Industries
Skylights: Major Industries
Sound Systems: Anchor Audio Inc.
Stair Climbers: Precor Incorporated
Starting Blocks: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair
Stationary Bikes: Precor Incorporated
Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Strength Equipment: Strive Smart Strength
Strength Equipment: FreeMotion Fitness
Surfaces, Basketball: Aacer Flooring LLC
Surfaces, Track: Mondo
Surfaces, Track: Kiefer Specialty Flooring Inc.
Swimsuit Dryer: Extractor Corp.
Treadmills: Precor Incorporated
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports Inc. (Senoh)
Wall Padding: Draper Inc.
Washers: Pellerin Milnor Corp.
Water Play Features: Splashtacular
Water Play Features: Goalsetter Systems Inc.
Water Play Features: Empex Watertoys