Montrose Community Recreation Center
Montrose Community Recreation CenterMontrose, CO 2019
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 DetailsArchitect: 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.