Provo Recreation Center

Provo, Utah

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 square foot 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 result was an out-of-the box recreation experience making it the largest recreation center in Utah.

LocationProvo, Utah

ClientCity of Provo


CategoryAquatics, Multigenerational, Active Adult, Planning + Studies

Square Footage160,000



Architect of Record
VCBO Architecture

The natatorium includes four indoor pools, 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 square foot leisure pool, and a distinctive 1,200 square foot 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 square foot 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.

Recreation Design Consultant

Our floor plan was selected as the winning plan and we were hired as the recreation design consultant. Local architect VCBO designed the exterior and interior. BRS reviewed and provided comments on each set in the SD, DD, and CD phase. 

Provo Recreation Center participates in the BRS Benchmark Network survey.

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