Provo Recreation Center

Striving to be the best in the West.

Following a successful feasibility study and bond election effort in November 2010, the City of Provo commissioned the team of VCBO and BRS to design this 162,000-s.f. comprehensive recreation center. Provo Mayor John Curtis encouraged the team to create “the best recreation center in the West” to enhance the quality of life of Provo residents. The natatorium includes four indoor pool, including a 25-yard-by-25-meter competition pool with seating for 300 spectators, a four-lane-by-25-yard instruction/ fitness pool, a 4,500-s.f. leisure pool, and a distinctive 1,200-s.f. deep-water teen activity pool with an artificial rock platform dive, climbing wall and rope swing. The recreation center also includes a three-court gym, multi-activity court gym, three exercise/dance studios, six racquetball courts, an 8,000-s.f. fitness center, 1/5-mile elevated walk/jog track, rock bouldering wall, teen and child “edu-tainment” areas, concessions, locker rooms, 18 family changing rooms, and administrative offices. The senior center includes a lounge, wellness area, assessment office, classrooms, arts and crafts, library/computer room, 270-person community room with catering kitchen, and an outdoor patio.


Project at a Glance


Provo, Utah


City of Provo

Design Architect/Architect of Record

VCBO Architecture


$40 Million


162,000 s.f.




  • 2014 Facility of the Year Award, Utah Recreation and Parks Association
  • 2013 Best Project, "Sports/Entertainment," ENR Mountain States
  • 2013 Best Award, "Play," IIDA Intermountain Chapter

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