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.

For more information, please contact Katie Groke Ellis at 303-463-4270 or /* email hidden; JavaScript is required */.

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 tennis activities by making use of the other tennis courts throughout the district, and our building remains open during business hours for stringing, pro shop sales and general info. The planned reopening of the outdoor courts is scheduled for late summer, 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

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

Estimated Complete Date: Summer 2018

Recent Activity:

  • City Review of Secrest CD drawings with grading and foundation permit approved for beginning of construction August
  • Ground Breaking events August

Next:

  • City approval of Secrest building permit in August

Fitzmorris Recreation Center

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

Estimated Complete Date: Summer 2018

Recent Activity:

  • Preparing the parking lot to be paved by August 17th at Fitzmorris
  • Determined that existing lights at Fitzmorris parking lot are new LEDs and will be reused
  • Ground Breaking events August
  • Relocate fiber optic line and electric line located under the future pool at Fitzmorris

Next:

  • Foundation construction to start at Fizmorris in August

Arvada Tennis Center

ARVADA TENNIS AERIAL TITLEBLOCK6430 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: Outdoor courts opening fall 2017 and indoor courts opening winter 2018

Recent Activity:

  • Approval of permits for existing courts, grading and foundation for the building
  • Concrete poured for the building foundation
  • Concrete poured for existing courts
  • The midway at the existing courts has been built up with extra structural material
  • The fill to raise the building is complete to grade
  • Forming of building foundation walls has started

Next:

  • Apex to order owner supplied items

Lutz Sports Complex Improvements

Lutz Master Plan Sm10664 W. 58th Ave.

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

Estimated Complete Date: Summer 2018

Recent Activity:

  • Rough grading at Lutz done other than lowering the parking to meet city requirement, and having major issue with unanticipated water on the site that has caused a slowdown in work until a solution is designed without costing significantly more than GMP
  • Xcel de-energized the last building standing at Lutz so we can now demo the building
  • Begin grading on the water quality ponds at Lutz

Next:

  • Finalize total GMP and schedule for both Lutz and Long Lake based on where schedule and city permitting is now
  • Utilities constructed in August at Lutz, hope stormwater system will help with water
  • Coordinate with City on new pump station at the pond south of Lutz

Apex Center – Renovation, Splash Pad Addition

Splash Pad Birds Eye13150 W. 72nd Ave.

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

Estimated Complete Date: Indoor pool: winter 2017. Splash pad: winter 2017. Indoor playground: summer 2018

Recent Activity:

  • City approved site permit
  • Construction fence in place
  • Erosion control plan approved

Next:

  • Establish a schedule for completion of the entire project
  • Complete building permit in August
  • Order long lead time items to get indoor aquatic playground
  • Rework the indoor playground design in October

Long Lake Ranch Regional Park Improvements

LLRP Master Plan17850 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: Summer 2018

Recent Activity:

  • Anticipate grading permit any day now for Long Lake
  • Installing construction fence at Long Lake

Next:

  • Finalize total GMP and schedule for both Lutz and Long Lake based on where schedule and city permitting is now

General Comments

  • Continue to work through City of Arvada Planning issues
  • Update master schedule for all projects including milestones
  • Every Monday meeting with City planning, engineering regarding issues and matters with the projects
  • Complete a full review of the financial position of projects

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.