Bison Ridge Recreation Center
Bison Ridge Recreation CenterCommerce City, CO 2019
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 DetailsArchitect: 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