Montrose Community Recreation Center

Montrose Community Recreation Center

Montrose, CO 2019

Project Description

The Montrose Community Center replaced an existing aquatic center that was the only public indoor recreation facility for families and community members. The new facility is the largest recreation center on Colorado's Western Slope and provides opportunities for indoor recreation that complement the variety of outdoor recreation activities for which the region is known. Since operating in 2017, the center has surpassed all expectations for membership and usage and is a new focal point for community gathering and wellness.

The major challenge of the site was its proximity to water. The site was previously a flood irrigation field and is bordered by Loutsenhizer Irrigation Canal and Dry Cedar Creek. To deal with the challenges of an elevated water table and less-than-ideal soils, the design solution required extensive use of French drains, over three feet of structural fill, and driven piles to create a sturdy foundation for the new facility.

Project Details

Architect: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
Construction Cost: $4.8 million
Square Feet: 15,000
Occupancy: January 2017

Chemical Control Systems - : BECS Technology, Inc.

Diving Boards - : Spectrum Aquatics

Filtration Systems - : Neptune Benson Inc.

Ladders/Grab Bars - : Spectrum Aquatics

Lane Markers - : Competitor Swim

Lighting - : Pentair Commercial Aquatics

Pumps: Pentair Commercial Aquatics

Starting Blocks - : Spectrum Aquatics

Water Play Features: Vortex Aquatic Structures Int'l Inc.

Water Play Features - : Recreonics Inc.

Architect Of Record

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
Denver, CO

Aquatic Engineer

Water Technology
Beaver Dam, WI