Moorhead Recreation Center
Moorhead Recreation CenterAurora, CO 2018
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 With almost 30 years in its current state, the facility was outdated and in need of another renovation or replacement to support its growing membership.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 DetailsArchitect: 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.