Apex Park and Recreation District 2016 Bond Projects

On Tuesday evening, May 3, 2016, Apex Park and Recreation District announced preliminary results for the mail ballot election. Voters approved the ballot question proposing the renovation/expansion/construction of six facilities in various locations around the district.

14,294 voted yes on Issue A and 9,199 voted no – passing the bond issue to renew the existing $25 million Apex Center bond for 20 years. Ballots were mailed to more than 80,000 active registered voters of Apex Park and Recreation District.

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At its regular January 5 meeting, the Apex Park and Recreation District board of directors approved vendors for all six of the district’s upcoming bond projects. Read more here.

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The voter-approved improvements to the Arvada Tennis Center are now underway: renovating the eight outdoor courts with post tension surfaces, adding new lights and fences, and adding four new indoor courts and controlled access to all areas of the Arvada Tennis Center.

During the construction process, the Arvada Tennis Center outdoor courts are closed but we’ll offer the full range of activities, and our building remains open during business hours for stringing, pro shop sales and general info. The planned reopening is in July, with a date to be announced later. For questions about programs, leagues, and alternative courts, please contact Michele at 303-420-1210 or /* email hidden; JavaScript is required */.

The bond will fund the following projects

Secrest Center

Slide066820 W. 66th Ave.

Construct 21,521+ sq. ft. replacement recreation center to include small weight room, community/aerobics area teen center, small gym, locker rooms, warm water therapy pool. Swimming pool and inline hockey rink will remain.

Estimated Complete Date: 2nd quarter 2018

Project Budget: $7,442,806

Recent activity:

  • Jeffco School Board approved IGA
  • Held public meeting on the Fitzmorris Recreation Center
  • Located fill dirt from other bond projects to be used at Secrest
  • Value Engineering to achieve budget and GMP

Next steps:

  • Complete approval of IGA by City, receive $1 million-dollar payment at signing
  • Continue to work towards 100% CD drawings
  • Submit drawings to City of Arvada for approval and permitting
  • Reach GMP by April

General Comments:

  • Productive meeting with City and Apex, result was City considering all our comments and requests.
  • Continue to work through City of Arvada planning issues
  • Completed master schedule for all projects including milestones
  • Analysis of total budget versus actual estimates – Value Engineering

Fitzmorris Site Center/Pool

Fitzmorris ColorsIndependence St. and W. 62nd Pl.

A final Open House Public Meeting to review prior community feedback and design progress for the Fitzmorris site is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 pm in the Fitzmorris Elementary School Gymnasium, 6250 Independence Street, Arvada, CO. Read more here.

Construct 8,500+ sq. ft. recreation center, six lane pool to include small weight room, community/aerobics area.

Estimated Complete Date: 2nd quarter 2018

Project Budget: $4,895,931

Recent activity:

  • Jeffco School Board approved IGA
  • Held public meeting on the Fitzmorris Recreation Center
  • Located fill dirt from other bond projects to be used at Secrest
  • Value Engineering to achieve budget and GMP

Next steps:

  • Complete approval of IGA by City, receive $1 million-dollar payment at signing
  • Continue to work towards 100% CD drawings
  • Submit drawings to City of Arvada for approval and permitting
  • Reach GMP by April

General Comments:

  • Productive meeting with City and Apex, result was City considering all our comments and requests.
  • Continue to work through City of Arvada planning issues
  • Completed master schedule for all projects including milestones
  • Analysis of total budget versus actual estimates – Value Engineering

Arvada Tennis Center

Slide286430 Miller Street

Renovate eight outdoor courts with post tension surfaces, new lights, fences. Addition of facility with four new indoor courts and controlled access to all areas of the tennis complex.

Estimated Complete Date: 4th quarter 2017

Project Budget: $5,760,810

Recent Activity:

  • Phase I CD set ready for submittal to city
  • Working hard to get project in budget and contract GMP
  • Start date for Phase I and Phase II is May 1
  • Apex District Services completed demo, the mid-way shelter and the gazebo were reused by the Arvada city parks department
  • Located the fill dirt required for the project from other bond projects

Next steps:

  • Approval by City of Arvada of plans and permits
  • Reach GMP by March

Lutz Sports Complex Improvements

Slide3310664 W. 58th Ave.

Construct a new four-field baseball/softball pod complex with lighting, parking, restroom/concession.

Estimated Complete Date: 3rd quarter 2017

Project Budget: $4,310,000

Recent activity:

  • Phase I CD drawings are 100% ready to submit to city
  • Geotech soils testing in progress
  • Value engineering to achieve budget and GMP

Next steps:

  • Complete city planning process
  • Establish schedule and GMP
  • Complete Phase II CD drawings to submit to City of Arvada

Apex Center – Renovation, Splash Pad Addition

Slide3713150 W. 72nd Ave.

Construct 7,800 sq. ft. outdoor splash pad, renovate aquatics area center pool, renovate indoor playground.

Estimated Complete Date: 2017

Project Budget: $1,553,895

Recent activity:

  • Growling Bear requesting bids from subcontractors to reach GMP
  • Metro Sewer approved not charging a connection fee for this project

Next steps:

  • Reach a GMP by March
  • Establish a schedule for completion pad
  • Permitting by the City of Arvada

Long Lake Ranch Regional Park Improvements

Slide50-a17850 W. 64th Ave.

Construct two new baseball/softball fields, including backstops, to complete the first five-field complex, lighting for all five baseball/softball fields; construct a restroom/concession building. Construct two new synthetic multi-sport turf fields (lacrosse/rugby/football), with parking and lights.

Estimated Complete Date: 4th quarter 2017

Project Budget: $4,285,000

Recent activity:

  • Phase I CD drawings are 100% ready to submit to city
  • Geotech soils testing in progress
  • Value engineering to achieve budget and GMP

Next steps:

  • Complete city planning process
  • Establish schedule and GMP
  • Complete Phase II CD drawings to submit to City of Arvada

Total estimated project budget: $28,248,442

Bond amount: -$25,000,000
Amount the City of Arvada will contribute towards an outdoor pool/rec center: -$3,100,000
Amount from Apex PRD General Fund: -$148,442

“The Apex PRD board and staff sincerely thanks the voters for their affirmation and support of world-class community recreation,” said Jeff Glenn, Apex PRD Board President. “It will be a busy and exciting time ahead as we put these plans into motion.”

Contact Apex Park and Recreation District in Arvada, CO

Apex Park and Recreation District (Apex PRD) in Arvada, CO, has a wide range of public parks and recreation facilities that offer such activities as pickleball, tennis, golf, swimming, and much more. Founded in 1956, Apex PRD supports adult fitness and kids health for those in Arvada, Denver, Wheat Ridge, Golden, and beyond. Have questions or comments for Apex Park and Recreation District? Use our Contact Us page.