Lenexa Rec Center

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Lenexa Rec Center

Lenexa, KS 2018

Project Description

The Lenexa Rec Center sits on a six-acre site as part of a larger civic campus. The new campus is the culmination of 20 years of community-driven planning and a desire to place all of the city’s civic assets within walking distance in one dense destination point. These assets include a new city hall, a public market, a farmers’ market, a 500-stall parking garage, multiple outdoor gathering spaces and the 100,000-square foot recreation center.

Building materials were chosen based on the civic nature of the overall campus and as a nod to the Kansas landscape, with limestone stacked in a striated fashion to reflect the earth layers located in natural caves below the site. The Lenexa Rec Center was placed on the western edge of the campus to take advantage of views over the Kansas landscape.

Maximizing daylight and controlling glare were key considerations for the natatorium and gymnasium spaces. The public’s highest design priority was a walking track, which extends to the full perimeter of the building on the third floor. Its highlights are a length of six laps per mile, 360-degree views and a five percent slope that offers runners and walkers a unique track experience. An alternative two-lane bypass is available for users who prefer a continual flat surface

Project Details

Architect: PGAV Architects
Architect: N/A
Construction Cost: 32,000,000
Square Feet: 100,000
Occupancy: July 2017

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: TRUE Fitness

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Technogym USA Corp.

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Octane Fitness

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Stairmaster

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Stages Indoor Cycling

Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Taraflex Sports Flooring

Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Intek Strength

Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Dynamic Fitness & Strength

Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Freemotion Fitness

Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Nautilus

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Gymnastics Equipment: Vita A Vibe

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Spec Grade LED

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Fair-Play by Translux

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: CCS Presentation Systems

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Porter Athletic

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Wall Padding: Porter Athletic

Indoor Soccer/Inline Rinks - Dashers: Rink Systems Inc.

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Taraflex Sports Flooring

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Mondo

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Track: Mondo

Locker/Shower - Flooring: Desco Quartz

Locker/Shower - Lockers: Hollman Lockers & Courts Inc.

Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: Scranton Products

Locker/Shower - Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp./ SUITMATE

Pools - Access Ramps/Stairs: Spectrum Aquatics

Pools - Chemical Control Systems: ProMinent Fluid Controls Inc.

Pools - Cleaners/Vacuums: Hayward Commercial Pool Products

Pools - Dehumidifiers: Seresco Technologies Inc.

Pools - Filtration Systems: Neptune Benson Inc.

Pools - Ladders/Grab Bars: Spectrum Aquatics

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

Architect Of Record

PGAV Architects
Westwood, KS

Associate Architect


Design Architect

PGAV Architects
Westwood, KS

Aquatic Engineer

Water Technology, Inc.
Beaver Dam, WI

Landscape Architect

PLAID Collaborative
Kansas City, MO

Programming Consultant

Highland Ranch, CO

Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Engineers

Henderson Engineers, Inc.
Lenexa, KS

Structural Engineers

Leigh & O’Kane, Inc.
Kansas City, MO