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New Recreation Center

The city is building a new recreation center, senior center and theater that will replace the current 44-year-old building.

This project is part of the larger Civic Center Master Plan.


The new facility will have:

  • 320-seat theatre
  • Senior Center
  • Preschool area
  • Indoor basketball courts
  • Family, women and men's locker rooms
  • Six-lane lap/competition swimming pool
  • Warm-water leisure pool
  • Water slide
  • Sun deck
  • Party room
  • Multi-purpose and community rooms
  • Jogging track
  • Weights area
  • Two fitness studios
  • Catering kitchen


The new facility will be built directly west of the current City Hall, just off of Interstate 25.


Construction is expected to cost $53 million.

The debt service will be paid from:

  • The 2 percent marijuana tax
  • ½ percent sales tax
  • Annual $1.7 million general fund transfer
  • Certificates of participation

Taxes will NOT be raised to build the new facility.

  • 2016 – When the city began discussions for a new Civic center Master Plan, the recurring message the public gave us was the desire for a new recreation center/senior center/theatre.
  • September 2017 – February 2018 – Public input process for whether people would want a new facility, and if so, what would they like included in it.
  • October 2017 – April 2018 – An advisory group made up of residents, patrons, staff and consultants, met to put together an initial plan for the size, scope and amenities for a possible new center.
  • April 9, 2018 – City Council approves the final report and recommendations for the new facility.
  • October 2018 - Council approves Barker Rinker Seacat as the design team.
  • Fall 2018 through 2019 – Continued public and staff input collected that will be used to help craft a final design.
  • March 11, 2019 - Council approved FCI Constructors as the general manager/general contractor.
  • March 18, 2019 - Council accepted the schedule design, allowing the project to move into the design development phase.
  • 2019 – Construction set to begin
  • 2021 – Anticipated opening

The city is now moving into a full design phase of the project and will be soliciting input from staff, residents, patrons and industry experts.

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Eric Ensey