Gypsum Recreation Center

Gypsum Recreation Center

Gypsum, CO 2007

Project Description

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 Details

Architect: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture; Denver, Colo.
AQUATIC DESIGN ENGINEER: Water Technology Inc. - Beaver Dam, Wis.
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.