Estes Valley Community Center
Estes Valley Community CenterEstes Park, CO 2019
Set against a magnificent Rocky Mountain backdrop, the Estes Valley Community Center represents a project 60 years in the making. After decades of failed votes, the time for a new community center was right and Estes Park, Colo., was able to move forward.
With attachment to an existing aquatic center, a severe slope and a highly sensitive school property to the east, the site presented a challenge. Two entries with segregated parking for distinctly different user populations help enhance traffic flow. On the lower level, seniors and multipurpose public users have direct access to their amenities, while the upper-level entry serves the balance of the recreational users. The upper parking field is placed between the facility and the school to provide separation and convenient access.
Feature areas include extensive multipurpose rooms with a commercial kitchen, an arts studio, group exercise rooms, a gymnasium, a computer/resource area, fitness spaces and locker rooms. A sunlit upper-level lobby reaches deeply into the space providing visibility to the many amenities, as well as overviews of the action below. Upon entry, the administration offices have both their own mountain views and the ability to monitor activities from above. All the high-country references of mountain modern architecture and interior theming come together to create a unique regional experience.
Project DetailsArchitect: Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative
Construction Cost: $20,000,000
Square Feet: 63,000
Occupancy: March 2018
Building Systems - Skylights: Kalwall
Ceiling Fan: Entrematic
Elevator: Thyssen Krupp
Fireplace: Stellar Products
Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Fitness Center - Entertainment Systems: Atlas Sound
Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Dinoflex
Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: York Barbell Co.
Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Precor Incorporated
Food Service: Vulcan/Hobart/True
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Gared Sports
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Gared Sports
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Lux Dynamics
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: Atlas Sound
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: Gared Sports
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Wall Padding: Gared Sports
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Woodflex
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Track: Mondo
Indoor Sports Surfaces - Volleyball: Robbins Sports Surfaces
Locker/Shower - Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Locker/Shower - Lockers: Summit Lockers Inc.
Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: Scranton Products
Locker/Shower - Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp./ SUITMATE
Pool Slide: Avalanche
Pools - Access Ramps/Stairs: S.R.Smith
Pools - Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology, Inc.
Pools - Cleaners/Vacuums: Maxi-Sweep Inc.
Pools - Dehumidifiers: Xetex
Pools - Filtration Systems: Neptune Benson Inc.
Pools - Heaters: Lochinvar Corp.
Pools - Ladders/Grab Bars: Spectrum Aquatics
Pools - Lighting: Lux Dynamics
Pools - Sanitization Systems: Pulsar
Pools - Water Play Features: Water Odyssey by Fountain People
Pools - Water Play Features: Vortex Aquatic Structures Int'l Inc.
Pools - Water Play Features: AquaClimb