Provo Recreation Center
Provo Recreation CenterProvo, UT 2014
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 DetailsArchitect: VCBO Architecture
Architect: Barker Rinker Seacat
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: Aqua Play / Water Odyssey
Pools - Water Play Features: WhiteWater West Industries Ltd.
Training Facilities - Hydrotherapy Tanks: Hydoworx