Garrison St. turf arena to move one mile west

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The indoor turf arena inside the 50-year-old Garrison Street facility is being relocated to a site about a mile away, east of the intersection of 56th Place and Oak Street.

This move is necessary because the building in which it’s currently housed is situated in a floodplain. The new field house will be about 20% larger than the existing facility and will feature two full size turf arenas. Since the activities offered at the Garrison Street Sports Center are so popular, the new building will open just as the old facility shuts down, making a smooth transition for participants. If all goes according to plan, the new arena could open by mid to late 2011.

Dance, gymnastics and cheerleading classes now headquartered at the Garrison Street Sports Center will move to 82nd Ave. and Simms St. As with the turf programs, those activities will go on as usual through the relocation. The 82nd and Simms facility will undergo some remodeling and improvements to be ready for the move of these vital programs by mid-2011.

For more information, call 303.431.9600.

2 Comments on "Garrison St. turf arena to move one mile west"

  • Lexie
    October 28, 2010

    I don’t think this change is a good idea. Why’ Because i am with a school by the name of “Home Option Program for Education” (H.O.P.E). We are a small school and don’t have a lot of room for classes. Our school is located 5 minutes walking distance from the building. We use that place for P.E when it is cold outside. But if you tear it down and move it, then we will have no place to go for P.E when it is cold. So PLEASE don’t tear it down and move it a mile away from us!

    • Rob
      October 28, 2010

      The flood project does require the building to be moved — keeping the building in its place is not an option. However, there are many long-lasting benefits to the area, including the renovation of the park and the site where the existing building is, and the overall City/AURA renovation of the area. In addition, by reconfiguring the channel, the 70+ homes in the area will no longer be situated in a floodplain. There will be some future discussions about placing another recreation center in the area, but that is several years down the road.