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Apex Park and Recreation District announces bond projects vendors

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. All vendors are on Colorado’s Front Range. In May 2016, Apex Park and Recreation District voters approved the renewal of the $25 million bond that built the Apex Center… More >

Coach Ken Kelley remembered for a life dedicated to swimming

Kenneth “Ken” Kelley, who coached generations of swimmers at Apex Park and Recreation District, passed away in late November. His career in aquatics spanned over 50 years and began in 1957 when he was the first lifeguard at North Jeffco Pool. Soon afterward, he started coaching, and in that capacity, touched thousands of lives. After… More >

North Jeffco Tennis Club member Vilura Haas receives statewide honor

Congratulations to North Jeffco Tennis Club member Vilura Haas for receiving the 2016 Clyde Rogers Award for her service to recreational tennis players in Colorado. Vilura shares the honor with former NJTC member, Jack Ponis and a long list of remarkable individuals who have generously given to Colorado tennis! Vilura has been involved with the… More >

Apex Center Ice Arena date has a romantic ending

In October 2016, the Apex Center Ice Arena, 13150 W. 72nd Ave., Arvada, CO, took on a highly unusual role: the setting for an engagement photo! It’s a spot with special significance for Emily Riddle and Casey Gustafson, who will be married this coming June and had their second date here on the ice. Emily… More >

Hard-working RFC participant shares her inspiring story

In some ways, Lauryn Trede is a typical customer at the Racquetball and Fitness Center. She works out there several days a week, lives close by, and is well-known and liked by the RFC staff and fellow participants. Beyond that, she is extraordinary. Hearing the story of her journey from a devastating auto-pedestrian accident to… More >

Apex Center fondly remembers Yvonne Dowlen, a lifelong skater who inspired many

Yvonne Dowlen, lifelong skating devotee, Apex Ice Arena regular and Apex PRD/North Jeffco instructor, recently passed away at age 90. Many Apex Center staff, participants and ice arena spectators fondly remember her and continue to be inspired by her amazing story. To honor Yvonne and her incredible commitment to the joy of movement, on Wednesday,… More >

Sense of community, fun were foremost at 2nd annual Pickleball for Heroes tournament

“Pickleball is a family.” That’s how Susan Holmes, program manager for Operation TBI Freedom at Craig Hospital, described the participants at the second annual Pickleball for Heroes Tournament, held September 2-4 at the Apex Simms Street Center, 11706 W. 82nd Avenue, Arvada CO. This family was on the large side. Participants numbered 294 for the… More >