Larkspur Community Center

Bend, OR
Construction Cost: $23 Million
Area / Square Feet: 14,103 SF (existing) + 34,957 (addition)
Occupancy Date: October 2020

The City of Bend Parks and Recreation District’s primary goal for the Larkspur Community Center renovation and addition was to add a multigenerational recreation center to the existing Bend Senior Center while continuing to offer seniors a place over which they still had ownership.

To accomplish this, the addition required a thoughtful approach to tie the two buildings together while still providing the seniors with a space of their own. Perhaps one of the most multigenerational spaces is the new 10,000-square-foot natatorium. Inside, a 5,000-square-foot single body of water contains four lap lanes, a shallow-depth training/class area, a lazy river and a soaking tub. The system has diatomaceous and ultraviolet filtration controls for optimal water clarity, cleanliness and chemical efficiency.

The aquatic programs serve all ages with everything from learn-to-swim classes to low-impact current-channel workouts.


LEAD ARCHITECT: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture



  • Four lap lanes
  • Shallow-depth training/class area
  • Lazy river
  • Soaking tub


Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology Inc.

Access Ramps/Stairs, Gutters, Ladders/Grab Bars: Myrtha Pools

Filtration Systems, Sanitization Systems, Strainers: Neptune Benson / Evoqua

ADA Lifts: S.R.Smith