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 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:

  • 100% DD drawings completed
  • Working with A&P and the City of Arvada to find a solution to begin construction in July so we are not tearing up the parking lot when school starts
  • Focused on front desk design and desired functionality
  • Anticipate ground breaking week of July 5th

Next:

  • Continue to work towards 100% CD drawings
  • Submit drawings to City of Arvada for approval and permitting of site development, foundation and utilities, with the completed permit for the building in July
  • Reach GMP by June 1 on 100% DD set

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:

  • 100% DD drawings completed
  • Working with A&P and the City of Arvada to find a solution to begin construction in July so we are not tearing up the parking lot when school starts
  • Focused on front desk design and desired functionality
  • Anticipate ground breaking week of July 5th

Next:

  • Continue to work towards 100% CD drawings
  • Submit drawings to City of Arvada for approval and permitting of site development, foundation and utilities, with the completed permit for the building in July
  • Reach GMP by June 1 on 100% DD set

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: 4th quarter 2017

Project Budget: $5,760,810

Recent activity:

  • Ground breaking ceremony held on May 12
  • Contractor mobilizing the week of May 15
  • City has the 2nd round of responses on Phase 2 documents
  • Working towards a final GMP and completion date

Next:

  • Approval by City of Arvada of plans and permits
  • Anticipate starting construction on Phase 2 early June
  • Building permit by July/August

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: 1st quarter 2018

Project Budget: $4,310,000

Recent activity

  • Anticipate permit approval for site and demo work at Lutz by the City of Arvada this month
  • Apex team working on the order for the pre-fab restroom/concession building, saving 15% of the cost
  • Denver Water Board approved Apex request, the details are being worked out, this reduces the size of a retaining wall from 25 ft. high to 3 ft. high on a Long Lake Ball Field

Next:

  • Complete City planning process for the Long Lake project
  • Complete Phase 2 CD drawings to submit to City of Arvada
  • Finalize total GMP and schedule

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: September 2017

Project Budget: $1,553,895

Recent activity:

  • Splash pad under review with the City of Arvada, anticipate utility and site demo by the end of May

Next:

  • Establish a schedule for completion of the entire project
  • Anticipate permits so work can begin in June
  • Rework the indoor playground design in June
  • 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: 1st quarter 2018

Project Budget: $4,285,000

Recent activity:

  • Anticipate permit approval for site and demo work at Lutz by the City of Arvada this month
  • Apex team working on the order for the pre-fab restroom/concession building, saving 15% of the cost
  • Denver Water Board approved Apex request, the details are being worked out, this reduces the size of a retaining wall from 25 ft. high to 3 ft. high on a Long Lake Ball Field

Next:

  • Complete City planning process for the Long Lake project
  • Complete Phase 2 CD drawings to submit to City of Arvada
  • Finalize total GMP and schedule

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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