Provo Recreation Center

Provo Recreation Center

Provo, UT

Project Description

The state-of-the-art Provo Recreation Center features an aquatics area boasting six separate bodies of water: a traditional 25-by-25-meter competition pool, a leisure pool, two water slides, a 21-person hot-water spa and a separate program pool. The recreation area includes a 60-foot bouldering wall, an open fitness and weight area, three exercise studios, a three-lane walking and jogging track, four regulation-size basketball courts, six racquetball courts and a children’s indoor playground.

The facility also includes three classrooms, a senior wellness area, four party rooms, a library, a computer lab and a large multipurpose room with a kitchen and a stage. An outdoor skatepark, in the design of a “street scape,” is unlike anything seen before in Utah, combining landscaping, platforms, stairs, ramps and paths to create an engaging, unfenced public plaza.

The building includes an abundance of windows and skylights, allowing for natural daylight and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Primary elements of ceramic tile were combined with mullionless glass and ipe wood accents throughout to create a moderately higher appearance than is customary for public recreation facilities in the area. A palette of brick, glass and metal wall panels were molded into an exterior form that exudes recreation, activity and fun.


Project Details

Architect: VCBO Architecture
Design Associate: Barker Rinker Seacat
Operations Consultant: Ballard*King & Associates
Aquatic Design Engineer: Water Design Inc.
Construction Cost: $34.5 million
Square Feet: 160,000
Occupancy: May 2013

Building Systems - Skylights: Kalwall

Fitness Center - Assessment & Monitoring Equipment: Life Fitness

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Life Fitness

Fitness Center - Climbing Walls: Entre-Prises Climbing Walls

Fitness Center - Entertainment Systems: Groove Entertainment Technologies

Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Mondo

Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Life Fitness

Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Life Fitness

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: ADP Lemco Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: ADP Lemco Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: LUX Dynamics

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: Manhattan Project/Wasatch Electrical

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: ADP Lemco Inc.

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Mondo

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Racquetball/Squash Courts: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Laundry - Washers: Mendenhall Equipment

Locker/Shower - Flooring: Dal-Tile

Locker/Shower - Lockers: Scranton Products

Locker/Shower - Saunas/Whirlpools: Hydroworks

Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: Scranton Products

Locker/Shower - Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp.

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Lighting: Wasatch Electrical

Pools - Access Ramps/Stairs: Myrtha Pools USA

Pools - Bleachers: Southern Bleacher Co.

Pools - Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology Inc.

Pools - Cleaners/Vacuums: Spectrum Aquatics

Pools - Dehumidifiers: Mechanical Systems

Pools - Filtration Systems: Neptune-Benson Inc.

Pools - Gutters: Myrtha Pools USA

Pools - Ladders/Grab Bars: Myrtha Pools USA

Pools - Lane Markers: Competitor Swim

Pools - Lighting: Pentair Commercial Aquatics

Pools - Sanitization Systems: Stenner

Pools - Starting Blocks: KDI Paragon

Pools - Water Play Features: WhiteWater West Industries Ltd.

Pools - Water Play Features: Aqua Play / Water Odyssey

Training Facilities - Hydrotherapy Tanks: Hydoworx


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