Gypsum Recreation Center
Gypsum Recreation CenterGypsum, CO
Designed with extensive input from the community, the Gypsum Recreation Center has quickly become a popular destination within this community of 5,000, located in the Eagle Valley near the Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts. As a former ranch, the site offered existing buildings that have been converted to municipal use. As a result, the new center needed to fit within the agrarian architectural style that reflects the town?s understated aesthetics.
The lounge area features leather chairs, games and a TV, and serves as a community meeting spot. A community living room area with a caf? and coffee bar is separated from the lounge area by a large fireplace. A layered metal light fixture, designed by a Colorado artist, runs the length of the facility, doubling as the signage fittings.
All age groups and skills are served by a multiuse pool and gymnasium, aerobics room and dedicated gymnastics area, among other features. An anchor of the GRC is its centrally located climbing wall, which caters to every skill level and offers climbs that mimic those in the Gypsum area. Expansion of the center is planned to include a competition lap pool and racquetball courts.
Project DetailsArchitect: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture; Denver, Colo.
AQUATIC DESIGN ENGINEER: Water Technology Inc. - Beaver Dam, Wis.
PROGRAMMING/OPERATIONAL CONSULTANT : Greenplay LLC - Broomfield, Colo.
Construction Cost: $9.98 million
Square Feet: 59,297
Occupancy: December 2006
Basketball Backboards/Supports: ADP Lemco Inc.
Chemical Control Systems: Siemens Water Technologies
Cleaners/Vacuums: SmartPool Inc.
Climbing Walls: Monolithic Sculptures Inc.
Divider Curtains: ADP Lemco Inc.
Elliptical Equipment: Life Fitness
Exercise Balls: Ball Dynamics International LLC
Filters: Neptune-Benson Inc.
Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Flooring, Fitness Center: Northwest Rubber Mats Ltd.
Free Weight Equipment: Troy Barbell & Fitness
Handicapped Equipment: Spectrum Aquatics
Heaters: Lochinvar Corp.
Ladders/Grab Bars: S.R. Smith
Lockers: Comtec Industries
Playground Equipment: Monolithic Sculptures Inc.
Rowers: Fit Express Inc.
Sanitization Systems: Engineered Treatment Systems
Sanitization Systems: Siemens Water Technologies
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Skylights: Structures Unlimited Inc.
Stair Climbers: Life Fitness
Stationary Bikes: LeMond Fitness Inc.
Strength Equipment: Life Fitness
Surfaces, Multipurpose: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Surfaces, Track: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Wall Padding: Draper Inc.
Water Play Features: FAST Corp.
Water Play Features: SCS Interactive
Water Play Features: Monolithic Sculptures Inc.
Water Play Features: WhiteWater West Industries Ltd.