Feasibility Study + Design
The town of Erie, Colorado is one of the fastest-growing communities along Colorado’s Front Range. A feasibility study was completed to determine the recreation needs for the town and its surrounding area.
The community was engaged through a public process with surveys, focus groups and public input meetings to determine what programs and services the new center might include. After the study was completed, the concept and budget for a new 60,000-plus-s.f. center was successfully passed by voters.
The new center is located in a park donated by the developer of Erie Commons, a new housing community. It was the first building in a new town center that now includes a plaza and public library. The new center sets the architectural tone for the rest of the town center development.
The program for the new center includes an aquatics zone with lap and leisure pools, party room, gymnasium, aerobics studio, weights and fitness area, teen room, child watch area, senior lounge, indoor playground, climbing pinnacle, multipurpose room with catering kitchen, locker rooms and lounge.
With the town anticipating growth to double in 15 years, the center is a welcomed addition to the area.