Lenexa Rec Center
Lenexa Rec CenterLenexa, KS 2018
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 DetailsArchitect: PGAV Architects
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.