Community Y of Marshalltown

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Community Y of Marshalltown

Marshalltown, IA 2007

Project Description

As part of a larger greenway project, the Horne-Henry Center helps transform a blighted area of the community into a vibrant recreational complex that also features a municipal outdoor aquatic center, a small park, a bike path and a component of a 32-mile nature trail.

A core design goal was to put on display the vibrancy of all activities taking place within the center and thus inspire visitors to take part — starting at the inviting, two-story front vestibule, which is encircled by a suspended track that continues past the aerobics rooms, lap and leisure pools, fitness areas and gymnasium.

Flexibility is one of the facility?s key features. Sophisticated active-matrix scoreboard and timing system technology allows for the hosting of YMCA and Iowa state high school swim meets. Racquetball courts, too, offer spectator seating. When not in use for tournaments, these spaces are modified to host specially designed fitness programs. One such room accommodates 30-minute workouts for the workday lunch crowd.

The comfortable and energy-efficient facility features an abundance of natural lighting and geothermal heating throughout. A geothermal well system cools public spaces and heats the domestic water supply and both swimming pools.

Project Details

Architect: TSP Inc.; Marshalltown, Iowa
Construction Cost: $16.54 million
Square Feet: 122,232
Occupancy: March 2004

Arena Seating: Interkal

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Draper Inc.

Bleachers: Interkal

Bleachers/Grandstands: Interkal

Chemical Control Systems: CAT Controllers Inc.

Climbing Walls: Brewer's Ledge

Covers: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair

Covers: Universal Filtration Inc.

Dehumidifiers: Innovent Air Handling Equipment

Divider Curtains: Draper Inc.

Diving Boards: Duraflex Int'l Corp.

Dryers: Pellerin Milnor Corp.

Elliptical Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Exercise Balls: SPRI Products Inc.

Filters: Miami Filter LLC

Fitness Evaluation System: FitLinxx

Floor Finishes: Aacer Flooring LLC

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Flooring, Fitness Center: Kiefer Specialty Flooring Inc.

Free Weight Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Handicapped Equipment: RMT Aquatics

Ladders/Grab Bars: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair

Lighting: Day-Brite Capri Omega

Lighting: Linear Lighting

Pilates Equipment: SPRI Products Inc.

Rehabilitation/Testing Units: Polar Electro Inc.

Rehabilitation/Testing Units: NuStep Inc.

Rowers: Concept2 Inc.

Saunas/Whirlpools: McCoy Sauna & Steam

Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Comtec Industries

Skylights: Major Industries

Sound Systems: Anchor Audio Inc.

Stair Climbers: Precor Incorporated

Starting Blocks: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair

Stationary Bikes: Precor Incorporated

Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.

Strength Equipment: FreeMotion Fitness

Strength Equipment: Strive Smart Strength

Surfaces, Basketball: Aacer Flooring LLC

Surfaces, Track: Mondo

Surfaces, Track: Kiefer Specialty Flooring Inc.

Swimsuit Dryer: Extractor Corp.

Treadmills: Precor Incorporated

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Sports Imports Inc. (Senoh)

Wall Padding: Draper Inc.

Washers: Pellerin Milnor Corp.

Water Play Features: Splashtacular

Water Play Features: Goalsetter Systems Inc.

Water Play Features: Empex Watertoys