Moorhead Recreation Center

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Moorhead Recreation Center

Aurora, CO 2018

Project Description

The existing Moorhead Community Center was built in 1975 and renovated in 1988. With almost 30 years in its current state, the facility was outdated and in need of another renovation or replacement to support its growing membership. During the design process, the city established the following goals for the facility: to promote health and wellness, to provide a safe place for students to go after school, and to offer the community a place to gather and connect.

These goals drove the programming and design of the expansion to include a gymnasium, fitness spaces, locker rooms, a community room, a teen room and a party/babysitting room. A central locker room, accessible just off the main lobby, serves both wet and dry areas of the facility. The updated exterior creates pedestrian connectivity and a safe entry and exit for patrons. The revamped center aims to serve residents of all ages and has seen a positive response to the expansion and renovation and a dramatic increase in usage from the community.

The facility melds the concepts of connection, convergence, confluence and community together into an energetic and joyful gathering space. The exterior relates to the story of the neighborhood by adhering to these themes and guidelines through such design elements as the glazed light boxes and bay windows.

Project Details

Architect: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
Construction Cost: $12.1 Million
Square Feet: 38,645
Occupancy: July 2017

Building Systems - Skylights: Major Industries

Community Room Flooring: Taraflex Sports Flooring

Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Performance Sports Systems

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Performance Sports Systems

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Performance Sports Systems

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Wall Padding: Performance Sports Systems

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Taraflex Sports Flooring

Locker/Shower - Flooring: Crossville

Locker/Shower - Lockers: Columbia Lockers

Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.

Pools - Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology, Inc.

Pools - Cleaners/Vacuums: Maytronics Dolphin

Pools - Deck/Basin Surface: Diamond Brite

Pools - Filtration Systems: Neptune Benson Inc.

Pools - Heaters: Lochinvar Corp.

Pools - Ladders/Grab Bars: S.R.Smith

Pools - Lane Markers: Dal-Tile Corp.

Pools - Pumps: Pentair Commercial Aquatics

Pools - Pumps: Stenner

Pools - Sanitization Systems: ETS UV system

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

Architect Of Record

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
Denver, CO

Aquatic Engineer

Water Technology, Inc. (WTI)
Beaver Dam, WI

Landscape Architect

Norris Design
Denver, CO