Apex PRD 2016 Bond Issue Projects

Thank You Voters

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 */.

The bond will fund the following projects

(Updated: Aug. 17, 2016)

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:

  • Provided draft IGA to city and school district
  • Posted RFP for design team
  • Pre-bid conference meeting

Fitzmorris Site Center/Pool

Slide18Independence St. and W. 62nd Pl.

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:

  • Attended meeting with the City of Arvada Planning Department
  • Beginning process to complete RFP and select design team
  • Drafting IGA with the City of Arvada, JeffCo School District and Apex Park and Recreation District

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:

  • Attended meeting with the City of Arvada Planning Department
  • Evaluating reconstructing the eight existing courts over the winter
  • Beginning process to obtain a design team and CM/GC

Next Steps:

  • Select design team through RFP process
  • Continue working through city process
  • Begin schematic design phase of project

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:

  • Attended meeting with the City of Arvada Planning Department
  • Drafting RFP for selection of design team
  • It was agreed to use the same restroom specs at both sites which has been used before

Next Steps:

  • Select design team
  • Facility schematic designs
  • Complete city planning process
  • Begin CM/GC RFQ process

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: June 2017

Project Budget: $1,553,895

Recent Activity:

  • Contracted with BRS (contractor who built existing building)
  • Preliminary design workshop with staff and consultants

Next Steps:

  • BRS and Consultants will report on early design, options and concepts in response to the first workshop.
  • Post RFP for CM/GC and select contractor
  • Early cost estimate

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:

  • Posted RFP for landscape architect design team and contract
  • Collaborating with city landscape planner to coordinate with city project
  • Pre-application meeting with City Planning Department
  • Held a kick off meeting for internal project team

Next Step:

  • Select design team and contract
  • Facilitate schematic design workshops with internal team
  • Complete city planning process
  • Begin CM/GC RFQ process

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.

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