Recreation Projects

Recreation centers are the heart of activity for the citizens of a community. We pioneered dramatic transformations in community rec center design with our earliest facility in the 1970’s—and yet those early designs continue to draw communities together.
Photo of Aurora Family YMCA at Wheatlands
Aurora Family YMCA at Wheatlands

A theme of simplicity resulted in clean forms with roof lines that match that of the Wheatlands neighborhood.

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Moorhead Recreation Center

A major expansion renovation to update and expand the 40-year-old center to promote health and wellness and continue to be a community gathering place for years to come.

Hobbs Community Aquatic & Recreation Center
The Center of Recreational Excellence (CORE)

The CORE is an intergenerational facility offering indoor, year-round opportunities for social interaction, learning, fun and fitness for all ages and abilities.

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Carla Madison Recreation Center

The Carla Madison Recreation Center in downtown Denver is the first urban community recreation center in Colorado.

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Trail Winds Recreation Center

The City of Thornton is adding a second full-service recreation center to serve the needs of their growing community.

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Lewisville Thrive

The facility is designed to be the centerpiece of the new Memorial Park experience and a gateway to the City of Lewisville, Texas.


Through public input The Beacon was designed with maximizing participation in mind. It is a central hub of Webb Park. 

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Eaton Area Community Center

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture is teamed with FCI Constructors to provide this design-build project for the Eaton and surrounding communities.

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Excelsior Springs Community Center

A building to bring families together, to provide youth with a variety of activities, to give seniors a place to gather and to build unity and pride in the community.

Sammamish Community & Aquatic Center
Sammamish Community & Aquatic Center

An iconic community center that anchors the existing Civic Plaza and integrates into landscape of the site.

Grapevine Community Activities Center
The REC of Grapevine

A major renovation and expansion to enhance aquatics, fitness, active-adult and youth programming opportunities for the Grapevine community.

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Idaho Outdoor Fieldhouse

An extrodinary place that builds community and wellness for military familes transitioning to civilian life and adaptive athletes training for their outdoor sport. 

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The Bridge Sports Complex

The Bridge Sports Complex is designed to serve as a regional competition athletics facility along with being a community asset to enhance the lives of the citizens of Bridgeport and the surrounding region.

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Northern Regional Recreation Center

Northern Regional Recreation Center in North Carolina was designed as a central "Main Street" to bring three towns together for indoor recreation.

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Big Sky Community Center

The Big Sky Community Center is designed to serve as the “community living room” with welcoming and inviting spaces to foster gathering and wellness in Big Sky, Montana.

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Waggener Farm Park Recreation Center

The Waggener Farm Park project is the first phase of a Parks Master Plan that was conducted in Berthoud, Colorado.

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The Hill (South Meridian Family YMCA)

In 2014, the team of Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture and Hummel Architects was hired by the Treasure Valley Family YMCA of Boise Idaho to master plan, program and design the Meridian Family YMCA in a phased design approach for their new facility.

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Thornton Active Adult Center

The City of Thornton hired BRS to provide design services for a new 26,000 SF Active Adult facility.

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Paco Sanchez Park

As a consultant to Dig Studio, and teamed with design architect PORT, BRS Architecture is the architect of record for the Paco Sanchez Kiosk located in the West Colfax neighborhood of Denver, CO. The kiosk is part of an overall park renovation based on the life of noted Denv

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Stephen G Terrell Recreation Center

The Stephen G Terrell Recreation Center will be the newest indoor community recreation center to offer much needed services to the City of Allen, Texas and the broader community. The center will bring the community together in an inclusive environment that fosters health

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Broadview Heights Community Recreation Center & Expansion

A major expansion to update the 1960's building to serve the community for years to come.

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Twin Falls Community Recreation Center Feasibility Study

Discovering a shared vision for community recreation.

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Northglenn Recreation Center, Senior Center and Theatre

Assessment of Community needs and conceptual design for a new facility to serve the community.

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Salina Fieldhouse

As part of the redevelopment of downtown Salina, the new fieldhouse is designed to be a regional sport-tourism destination

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APEX - Secrest Recreation Center

A forward-thinking facility with indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.

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APEX - Fitzmorris Park Center Pool Expansion

A milestone in community collaboration for APEX Parks and Recreation District, the City of Arvada and Jefferson County Public Schools.

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Woodland Aquatic Center

An aquatic center that supports competition and recreation for the entire region.

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Larkspur Center Remodel & Expansion

An extensive renovation and expansion to build upon the Center's successful programming for active adults.

Southlake Community Recreation Center
The MARQ Southlake

104,000-s.f. multipurpose community facility, with an active adult center and recreation center built in two phases.

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The LINK Event + Recreation Center

The LINK will make an architectural statement and be a lantern along Baker Boulevard to attract users, residents, future citizens, and businesses to the facility and municipal campus.

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Blue Springs Field House Retrofit

A renovation to meet the changing needs of the community.

Olathe Community Center
Olathe Community Center

Modern 72,000-s.f. community center with a façade of wood and native Kansas stone that ties it into the existing Olathe community vernacular.

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Casper Family YMCA

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture as Recreation Design Specialist is teamed with Architect of Record, MOA Architecture, to provide design for a new addition to the existing Casper Family YMCA facility.

UCCS Student Health & Wellness Center
UCCS Gallogly Recreation & Wellness Center

Significant renovation and addition to a newly combined student recreation and wellness center.

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Sport Haus

Sport Haus will be the premier venue in the Rocky Mountain Region for individual and team training, tournaments and sports performance.

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Kroc Omaha Addition & Renovation

Bringing the "WOW" factor to a truly multi-generational community center with something for all ages and interests.

Kroc Suisun
Kroc Suisun

Reclamation gem converted into a state-of-the-art worship, community, education and recreation center with a theater, gym, fitness, aquatics and more.

Kroc Coeur d'Alene
Kroc Coeur d’Alene

State-of-the-art community center voted the most attractive building in North Idaho by the readers of Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine.

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Kroc Salem

State-of-the-art, 92,000-s.f. LEED® Silver certified community center designed for the underserved residents of Salem, Oregon.

Kroc Phoenix
Kroc Phoenix

One of the largest in the family of The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers in the country, with 137,000 s.f. of space.

Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center
Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center

New multi-phase recreation and aquatic center whose exterior brings a contemporary interpretation to New Mexico’s rich architectural vernacular.

Gypsum Recreation Center
Gypsum Recreation Center

New recreation center with multi-activity gymnasium, gymnastics center, climbing and bouldering walls, leisure pool with lazy river, and more.

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Longmont Recreation Center

Architecturally inspired to celebrate Longmont’s agricultural heritage, the Longmont Recreation Center represents its citizens’ collective dream becoming reality. The public involvement process was extensive and residents stayed involved and informed throughout,

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Montrose Community Recreation Center & Field House

The award-winning facility is the result of a dedication vision to provide the best in recreation to the Montrose community.

Flagstaff Aquaplex
Flagstaff Aquaplex

New 52,000-s.f., energy-efficient center designed with every age in mind, featuring a leisure pool with lazy river, MAC gymnasium and more.

Paul Derda Recreation Center
Paul Derda Recreation Center

Innovative center themed with Colorado mountain elements, from huge boulders to adventure slides through rock formations.

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Wheat Ridge Recreation Center

The entrance is inpired by the century-old barn that sits in front of the center. 

Apex Center
Apex Center

160,000-s.f. “Supercenter” boasting two sheets of ice, a themed aquatic center, teen pool, lap swimming and two spas.

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Westerville Community Center

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture designed this 95,600-s.f. center as a vital addition to the community of Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus.

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Vandalia Recreation Center

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture programmed and designed this outstanding 60,000-s.f. center for Vandalia, Ohio

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The Natatorium Community Recreation & Wellness Center

The Natatorium Center was constructed through a unique funding method: a revenue bond repaid solely with user fees.

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Windsor Community Recreation Center Expansion

In February 2012, the Town of Windsor commissioned Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture (BRS), GreenPlay LLC, and Water Technology, Inc. to analyze options for the expansion of the Windsor Community Recreation Center.

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Durango Recreation Center

The Durango Recreation Center, located on the La Plata County fairgrounds, boasts of ballfields, a river trail, outdoor sprayground, amphitheater and more!

Eagle View Adult Center
Eagle View Adult Center

LEED® Gold certified active-aging center for residents of the City of Brighton, with recreation, fitness and aquatic elements to be added in subsequent phases.

Livonia Community Recreation Center
Livonia Community Recreation Center

One of the largest recreation centers in the U.S., designed in a modernist style with contemporary materials.

J. Leonard Levy Family Wellness Center
J. Leonard Levy Family Wellness Center

New state-of-the-art active-aging wellness center with a therapy and exercise pool, rehabilitation therapy and fitness center.

Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center
Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center

52,000 sf aquatic center that includes a competitive 50-meter pool and spectator seating for 800, plus loads of energy-saving features.

Huffhines Recreation Center
Huffhines Recreation Center

LEED® Silver certifiied recreation facility with multipurpose performance space, classrooms, a fitness area and competitive-style gymnasium.

Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park
Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park

New outdoor family aquatic park with leisure pools, a lazy river with a wave machine, two towering waterslides and interactive spray features.

Troy & Dollie Smith Family YMCA
Troy & Dollie Smith Family YMCA

27,500-s.f. addition and 21,000-s.f. renovation to an existing YMCA facility, including a new lap and leisure pool and renovated gymnasium.

WECMRD Field House
Edwards Field House

First large-scale public building to complete Eagle County’s ECO-Build commercial program, stacked with energy- and material-efficient design.

Waunakee Village Center
Waunakee Village Center

New 45,600-s.f. community/senior center brought about through extensive public process, and located on a reclaimed factory site.

East Boulder Community/Senior Center
East Boulder Community/Senior Center

55,000-s.f. facility featuring all-inclusive community recreation amenities and a dedicated senior center.

Apex Field House
Apex Field House

57,000-s.f. fieldhouse containing two state-of-the-art indoor turf fields, team rooms, community rooms, administrative offices and support spaces.

53rd Avenue Park Recreation Center
53rd Avenue Park Recreation Center

Master plan of a park and community center featuring indoor tennis, basketball courts, a large natatorium, fitness space and more.

Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club
Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club

Design of the clubhouse, pro shop, founder's cabins and lodging for a world-class golf course in eastern Colorado.

Fort Collins Senior Center
Fort Collins Senior Center

Energy-efficient active-aging center featuring social areas and a park-like setting, aerobics and fitness areas, a lap pool, dining hall, meeting rooms and more.

Hatfield-Chilson Recreation/Senior Center
Chilson Recreation & Senior Center

Multipurpose community center that has become a hub of recreational, social and cultural activities for all ages.

Heather Gardens Community Center
Heather Gardens Community Center Addition & Renovation

Community for active independent adults, including a community center with indoor and outdoor pools, recreation facilities, a restaurant/bar, golf course and pro shop.

Huffhines Park & Breckinridge Park
Huffhines Park & Breckinridge Park

Renovation of two Richardson, Texas ball fields to a championship level of play, resulting from a bond measure passed to upgrade facilities.

The Splash at Fossil Trace
The Splash at Fossil Trace

Outdoor aquatic park located on a 25-acre recreation campus complete with waterslides, an interactive play features and a competition pool.

Colorado State University Student Recreation Center
Colorado State University Student Recreation Center

100,000-s.f. student recreation center outfitted with new finishes, furniture, service counters, millwork and graphics.

Recreation center architecture must offer something for everyone—from today’s toddlers, teens, adults and seniors to tomorrow’s generations. Our community recreation centers encourage active lifestyles, physical wellness and social interaction.