Douglas H. Buck Community Recreation Center

Feasibility Study + Design

The 54,000-s.f. Douglas H. Buck Community Recreation Center is a dynamic addition to downtown Littleton, Colorado. Located directly north of the renovated historic municipal courthouse and within walking distance of the light rail station, the building reflects Littleton’s traditional values in its history and environment.

By breaking up the large building mass into components, the center fits nicely into the context of the downtown area. The pitched roof, brick accents and base complement the neighboring courthouse’s details, whereas the arched windows, overhangs and roof brackets reference the historic railroad depot and nearby Carnegie Library.

Community areas open to the public without fees include the lounge, computer room, babysitting room, multipurpose room with a raised platform for performances, and catering kitchen for large community events.

Fee-based programs include use of the gymnasium with a walk/jog track, large fitness room, aerobics room and natatorium. The natatorium has substantial leisure, lap and therapy pools as well as a unique multidirectional current channel. Space is also included for a clinic to be operated by an outside provider.

Project at a Glance


Littleton, Colorado


South Suburban Parks and Recreation District


$10 Million


54,000 s.f.



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