Bison Ridge Recreation Center

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Bison Ridge Recreation Center

Commerce City, CO 2019

Project Description

Described as the Prairie Gateway, Commerce City is a growing community with a contrasting character in both industrial and farming heritage. With one foot rooted in the past and an eye toward the future, the citizens envisioned a building of timeless tradition in modern clothes.

The Bison Ridge Recreation Center is a full-service community amenity providing programming for sport, social, health and wellness opportunities. From the earliest sketches, the formal organization consisted of a careful composition of gabled volumes intended to recall the “homestead” — a cluster of agrarian buildings. One of the biggest challenges was breaking down the scale of this large structure to a more pedestrian level, so the barns are rotated and split open to bring in daylight.

The same character of materials leads patrons through the interior spaces with clear views to the activity areas. These include a large community center for public events, a leisure pool with an interactive waterslide, a full-service gymnastics studio to serve as the home base for community programming, a large basketball and volleyball gymnasium, state-of-the-art weight and cardio equipment, a technology lounge, and a number of group training opportunities that include an outdoor rooftop fitness deck with a stunning view of Long’s Peak.

Project Details

Architect: Perkins+Will
Construction Cost: $34,000,000
Square Feet: 114,000
Occupancy: April 2018

Building Systems - Pre-Engineered Structures: Vulcraft (Steel)

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Commercial Fitness

Fitness Center - Entertainment Systems: Wellbeats

Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Karndean

Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Action Floor Systems LLC

Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center: Ecore Athletic

Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Commercial Fitness

Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Commercial Fitness & Trax

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: Jaypro Sports

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Bleachers/Grandstands: Jaypro Sports

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains: Jaypro Sports

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Floor Covers: Jaypro Sports

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Folding Chairs: Jaypro Sports

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Holophane

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

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Sound Systems: Atlas Sound

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

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Wall Padding: Jaypro Sports

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Track: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Volleyball: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Locker/Shower - Flooring: Design Materials

Pools - Chemical Control Systems: Chemtrol, Div. of Santa Barbara Control Systems

Pools - Deck/Basin Surface: Diamond-Brite

Pools - Dehumidifiers: Trane

Pools - Filtration Systems: Neptune Benson Inc.

Pools - Gutters: Neptune Benson Inc.

Pools - Heaters: Hi Delta

Pools - Ladders/Grab Bars: Pentair

Pools - Lane Markers: (OFOI)

Pools - Lighting: Winona

Pools - Sanitization Systems: Aquatab

Pools - Water Play Features: Waterplay Solutions Corp.

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

Pools - Water Play Features: SplashTacular Entertainment

Turf & Rubber Tile for Fitness Deck: Ecore Athletic

Architect Of Record

Denver, CO

Aquatic Engineer

Water Technologies Inc
Beaver Dam, WI

Landscape Architect

Norris Design
Denver, CO