Project Updates of Summer 2015

Project Updates of Summer 2015

BRS is starting the summer off right with three project openings, two groundbreakings and even more on the way! Here is what we’ve been up to so far:

The REC of Grapevine
The REC, which stands for Recreation-Education-Community, held their grand opening ceremony on the morning of April 25th. The multigenerational recreation and senior center in Grapevine, TX, combines the new 60,000 SF addition with the upgraded and completely renovated existing Community Activities Center (CAC) facility–resulting in a whopping 108,000 SF center. The REC includes a senior activities area, indoor aquatics, basketball courts, racquetball courts, multipurpose rooms and an expanded fitness area.

MetroCaring Hunger Relief Center
MetroCaring held their grand opening celebration on April 23rd in Denver, CO. At this open house-style event, visitors toured the beautiful new building, witnessing some of MetroCaring’s most wonderful features, which include their Fresh Foods Market, Nutrition Education Center (with a Teaching Kitchen), Rooftop Teaching Garden, the Seeds for Success Greenhouse and the Community Health Services Room. Overall, it was a very powerful and positive experience.

Cheyenne Aquatic Center
The City of Cheyenne, WY, held a grand opening for their Aquatic Center on May 1st. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place in Lions Park where Rick Parish, Parks and Recreation Director, welcomed the crowd and opened the event. The Cheyenne Municipal Pool remodel included new family/assisted changing rooms, renovated locker rooms, an updated customer service entrance, a climbing wall, new staff offices, energy efficiency upgrades and a new addition to the building which includes a play structure, zero-depth entry, new slides and a lazy river.

Excelsior Springs Community Center
Friday, April 24th marked the ground breaking for the Excelsior Springs Community Center¬, which has been a long time in the making! BRS first assisted the Excelsior Springs, MO, community with a study back in 2004. The $14.7 million project is estimated to be completed in May 2016 and will feature a leisure and lap pool, indoor waterslide, weights and fitness area, walk/jog track, community rooms, a senior center, child watch area, gymnasium and racquetball court.

Montrose Community Recreation Center and Fieldhouse
Braving the wind and weather, the citizens of Montrose, CO, came to the site of the Recreation District’s new center to celebrate its groundbreaking on April 24th. It was a memorable occasion for what will be a spectacular facility¬–one which some thought would never see the light of day. With golden shovels in hand, the crowd truly celebrated when the District Board, City and current District Staff began to break ground. The Montrose Community Recreation Center will include an approximately 5,000 SF leisure pool with a waterslide and lazy river, an 11-lane 25 yard x 9 lane 25 meter competition pool, fitness area, a children’s indoor play area and a two-level track.

Posted on July 2, 2015 at 11:05am

Tags: project opening (2), metro caring (2), health & wellness (4), groundbreaking (12), community recreation center (31), aquatics (6)

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