Possible New Recreation Center

Contact Information: 

Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture at 303.280.7821 or apeterson@northglenn.org

Possible New Recreation Center

The city is exploring the possibility of a new recreation center, theater and senior center, and we need Northglenn residents and area patrons to provide their feedback.



When Civic Center Master Plan discussions took place in 2016, a reoccuring message from the public was the desire for a new recreation center/senior center/theater.


It will include an in-depth analysis of facilities, programming and staffing of the current and future recreation amenities in anticipation of a new multi-use facility on the civic center campus. The size and features of the proposed multi-use facility will ultimately be determined based on public input and project budget. This assessment begins phase one of implementing the Civic Center Master Plan.

A key step will be understanding the program needs and desires of our changing community. Ultimately, the recommended facility and programs will be assessed to determine a sustainable approach for staffing, maintenance and operations.


The public input process will occur between September 2017 and February 2018.

In September 2017, a series of public outreach events was held and an advisory group held its first meeting. Then, focus groups were formed, with their first meeting on Tues., Oct. 10. They participated in five, four-hour workshops through March 2018.

More outreach will continue in the fall of 2018 as the city works on a specific design.


The city hosted an open house on Tuesday, Feb. 13.
City Council approves moving ahead with the project in April 2018.


The new facility is anticipated to cost about $53 million. The debt service will be paid from the 2 percent marijuana tax, 1/2 percent sales tax and an annual $1.7 million general fund transfer. The city will issue debt via Certificates of Participation (COPs); taxes will not be raised to build the new facility.

City of Northglenn
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233