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.

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:

Next:

  • Complete approval of IGA, by city, school district and Apex PRD
  • Facilitate schematic design workshops
  • Complete soils report from CTC
  • Apply to begin city process
  • Update presentation to Board January 19, 2017

General Comments:

  • Continue to work through issues with the city planning department
  • Develop SD/DD cost estimates with CMGC’s
  • Continue to work through City of Arvada Planning issues

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:

Next:

  • Complete approval of IGA, by city, school district and Apex PRD
  • Facilitate schematic design workshops
  • Complete soils report from CTC
  • Apply to begin city process
  • Update presentation to Board January 19, 2017

General Comments:

  • Continue to work through issues with the city planning department
  • Develop SD/DD cost estimates with CMGC’s
  • Continue to work through City of Arvada Planning issues

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:

  • The architectural firm is Sink Combs Dethlefs and the general contractor is Fransen Pittman
  • Rescheduled DD workshop to January
  • 50% schematic design completed
  • Pre-application meeting with City of Arvada

Next:

  • Board update January 19, initial cost estimate and SD 100%

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:

  • SD at 75%
  • Pre-application meeting with City of Arvada
  • The architectural firm is DHM Design and the general contractor is ECI

Next:

  • Complete city planning process
  • Continue working on SD/DD drawings
  • Board presentation/update on cost and design January 19, 2017

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:

  • 50% schematic design
  • Reviewed options for the outdoor restroom exterior design
  • Received soils report
  • The architectural firm is Barker Rinker Seacat and the general contractor is Growling Bear

Next:

  • Coordinate with CMGC and BRS on milestone schedule for 2017
  • Review soils report as it pertains to the splash pad
  • Cost estimate, Board presentation of design and add alternates January 19, 2017

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:

  • The architectural firm is DHM Design and the general contractor is ECI
  • SD at 75%
  • Pre-application meeting with City of Arvada

Next:

  • Complete city planning process
  • Continue working on SD/DD drawings
  • Board presentation/update on cost and design January 19, 2017

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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