Apex Center in Arvada, CO

The Apex Center, 303-424-2739, is located at 13150 W. 72nd Ave., Arvada, CO 80005

NOTICE: Construction to improve the Apex Center indoor Middle Play Pool will begin on October 16 and continue into December. The Middle Play Pool will be closed during that time but the rest of the facility will be open as usual. For updated closure information, or to learn more about alternative party packages and rentals, stop by Guest Services or call 303-424-2739. For complete information on all the bond projects, visit apexprd.org/bond-projects

Apex Center Hours

Apex Center
13150 W. 72nd Ave.
Arvada, CO 80005

Fax: 303-420-7397
Terry Goldwater, Manager
Monday-Friday: 5 am-9 pm
Saturday (Starting September 9): 6:30 am-6:30 pm
Saturday (June 3-September 2): 6:30 am-8 pm
Sunday: 9 am-7 pm
Aquatics area closes 30 minutes prior to the facility closing. Hours subject to change.
Holidays: Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
New Year’s Eve – close at 4 pm, Memorial Day – close at 4 pm, July 4th – close at 2 pm, Labor Day – close at 3 pm, Halloween – close at 6 pm, and Christmas Eve – close at 4 pm.
Apex Center Shutdown: August 21-25, 2017
Apex Center Aquatics Shutdown: August 21-26, 2017

Apex Center Ice Arena
13150 W. 72nd Ave.
Arvada, CO 80005
Ice Desk: 303-403-2598

Brian Bott, Ice Arena Manager

Apex Center Fees

Daily Center Admission

Includes all activities except ice skating

2 & under: Free
3-5: Res. $3.50 (non-res. $5.50)
6-18: Res. $4.75 (non-res. $7.25)
19-61: Res. $6 (non-res. $8.25)
62+: Res. $4.75 (non-res. $7.25)
Group Rate***: $5.50

***20 or more, 24-hour advance reservation required, some restrictions apply.
Resident ID card must be presented at admissions to receive the resident discount.
Discounted fee for Public Ice Skating with purchase of daily admission $3.75 (includes skate rental)
Spectator Policy: spectators are welcome to view the activities from the upper galleria. All guests must pay the daily fee to gain access beyond the admissions desk.

Apex Center Passes

Includes all activities except ice skating

20 Punch Card

3-5: Res. $60 (non-res. $100)
6-18: Res. $85 (non-res. $135)
19-61: Res. $110 (non-res. $155)
62+: Res. $85 (non-res. $135)

Annual Pass

3-5: Res. $200 (non-res. $287)
6-18: Res. $343 (non-res. $428)
19-61: Res. $458 (non-res. $542)
62+: Res. $343 (non-res. $428)
Family*: Res. $1000* (non-res. $1130*)

Family Punch Card: $100 – Bring up to five family member five times. Residents only.

Parent +1: Full price adult pass with a 25% discount on child or youth pass

*For first 5 family members. Family includes 2 adults and 3 dependent family members age 20 and under in the same household. $100 for each additional family member age 20 and under.
**Admission is free for children 2 and under. Upon turning 3, they must buy a pass or pay the daily admission fee.
Pass cards and punch cards must be presented at admissions.

Public Skating Sessions

Public skating session times may be adjusted due to special events or holidays, or canceled if there is insufficient interest. Portions of the ice may be used periodically for lessons or special events. Please call 303-403-2598 for recorded information.

Private and small group skating lessons are available on all of our public skating sessions. Please call the Apex Center Ice Arena at 303-463-4287 for additional information.

Public Skating Hours:

  • Sunday: 3-4:30 pm
  • Monday: 11 am-1 pm
  • Tuesday: 11 am-1 pm
  • Wednesday: 11 am-1 pm, 6:30-8 pm
  • Thursday: 11 am-1 pm
  • Friday: 11 am-1 pm, 7:15-8:45 pm
  • Saturday: 3-4:30 pm, 7:15-8:45 pm

Public Skating Fees

Skate rental: Res. $2.50 (non-res. $3)
Group Rate***: $6.50
***20 or more (includes skate rental). Reservation required.

Public Skating Daily Admission

2 and under **: Free
3-5: Res. $2.50 (non-res. $3)
6-61: Res. $5.50 (non-res. $6)
62+: Res. $3 (non-res. $3.50)

Public Skating Annual Pass

Res. $200 (non-res. $225)

Ice Skating and Ice Hockey

Information about the Apex Center Ice Arena can be found in the Ice Skating and Ice Hockey pages. The Apex Center Ice Arena has a small pro shop and skate sharpening is available. Please call the Ice Desk for more information at 303-403-2598.

Prospect Recreation and Park District Residents

With an Apex/Prospect Resident ID Card, you’ll receive resident discounts on all parks and recreation activities except Apex Center annual passes.
Prospect residents receive intermediate discounts:

3-5: $244
6-18: $386
19-61: $500
62+: $386
Family*: $1088

*For first 5 family members. Family includes 2 adults and 3 dependent family members age 20 and under in the same household. $100 for each additional family member age 20 and under.
**Admission is free for children 2 and under. Upon turning 3, they must buy a pass or pay the daily admission fee.
Prospect residents pay the non-resident fee at Indian Tree Golf Club, which is a premier public facility among Denver golf courses. Annual golf memberships are not available to Prospect residents.

Apex Center Annual Pass: FREE Features

  • Discount on public skating admission fees
  • No charge for Apex Center Child Watch service if you have purchased your child his or her own annual pass or the annual family pass.
  • Four free guest visits per year per household upon pass purchase or renewal (six with purchase of family annual pass). Guest passes can be used for Ice or Apex Center daily admission.
  • Free guest day pass for annual pass holders the first Thursday of each month (some restrictions apply).
  • No initiation fee
  • Free group fitness and aquacise (water aerobics) classes including yoga and mat pilates
  • Free weight room orientation classes
  • Free climbing wall belay certification classes
  • Free Cycle Burn classes, our indoor cycling program

Apex Center Annual Pass: Benefits

  • Value. An Apex Center annual pass is cheaper than the daily admission fee if you visit more than once a week.
  • Convenience. No hassles with cash and change, and you’ll get your money’s worth, whether you visit for 30 minutes or the whole day.
  • Fun. Last but not least!

Apex Center Annual Pass: Monthly Payment Option

An easy way to pay for your annual pass. Payments can be automatically deducted from your checking or savings account, or debited from your Visa, Discover, MasterCard, or American Express, on or around the 25th of each month.


Check with Guest Services for cancellation guidelines.

Apex Center: Parks and Recreation Activities

  • The Apex Center in Arvada, Colorado has the premier indoor water park in the Denver Metro Area! 23,000 square feet of indoor water fun: body and tube slide rides, zero-depth water playground, vortex pool, activity pool, lap pool, adult and family hot tubs
  • Two NHL ice rinks with electric Zambonis
  • Natural rock climbing wall
  • Three full-sized gymnasiums
  • Elevated indoor walking/running track
  • Cardiovascular/weight/conditioning area
  • Cycle Burn Group Indoor Cycling, Pilates and massage in the Edge Wellness Studio, Private Pilates Studio
  • Blue View Café serving light meals, snacks and beverages
  • Free indoor playground for young children
  • Rooms available for group rentals
  • Spacious locker rooms including family locker rooms
  • Open, airy design, fun Colorado mining themes, waterfalls and natural areas
  • Natural, park-like setting next to walking/biking trail

Apex Center Family Days

On Apex Center Family Days, Apex PRD Residents receive a special $18 rate for families with a valid resident ID card ($27 for non-res.). Family Days are every Tuesday and 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Family is limited to two adults and three children.

Apex Center Parents’ Night Out

We’re more fun than a babysitter and a lot cheaper. All activities are well organized, supervised, and include a monthly theme. The evening is geared toward ages 1 to 10 and includes toys and activities in the Apex Center Kids’ Clubhouse, pizza in the party room, gym games, a G rated movie, and snacks. Registration is a must!

Select Fridays, 4:30-9 pm. Ask at Apex Center Guest Services, 303-424-2739, for details.

Kids' Nite OutKids’ Nite Out in Arvada

For ages 7-14
Select Saturday nights during the school year (Sep.-May), 7-10:30 pm

Fun for kids

  • A great place to meet friends and hang out
  • Dance room, live DJ, contests
  • Inflatable slide and bounce house
  • Gym games
  • Prizes and contests

Great for parents

  • Safe, fun, supervised setting – 14-year track record
  • Trained, adult counselors thoroughly screened through CBI
  • Ratio of one counselor for every 15-20 kids

Check out the Kids’ Nite Out Across America website at www.kidsniteout.org for the Arvada KNO or call 303-287-5900 for Kids’ Nite Out info or call the Apex Center at 303-424-2739.

Apex Center Activities

Apex Center Clubhouse Adventure Playground

ClubhouseThe Apex Center Clubhouse is free, just like your neighborhood playground. It’s a multi-level, treehouse-themed play area for ages 1-10, unless an older child is accompanying a younger sibling. There are tubes, ladders, slides and many other exciting features. Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Clubhouse Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 7:30 am-8:30 pm
  • Saturday: 7:30 am-6 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am-6:30 pm

Child Watch

Child WatchLocated in the Clubhouse Adventure Playground in the upper galleria, the Child Watch staff supervise your child while you enjoy the Apex Center. Fee: Res. $4.50 per child for up to three hours of care (non-res. $6.50). Child Watch Punch Card Fee: Res. $85/20 visits (non-res. $125/20 visits). If you have purchased an annual pass for a child, this is a free service. To make sure your child is safe, we’ve installed a security camera in the room, and each child wears a security tag while under our care. We offer this service for ages 6 months through 8 years. Children 6 WEEKS to 8 years welcome on Mon., Wed., and Fri. from noon until 2 pm. Punch cards are available at Guest Services.

There is a limit to the number of children and infants allowed in the child watch area at one time. First come first served. For safety during the check in/out process, only 2 families are allowed in that area at a time.

There is a limited number of children and infants allowed in the child care area at one time.

Child Watch Hours

  • Mon., Wed. and Fri.: 8 am-2 pm and 4-8 pm
  • Tue. and Thu.: 8 am-8 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am-2 pm
  • Sunday: 9:15 am-2 pm

Kids Club

Kids Club is a drop-in recreation/arts and crafts program for 3 to 5 year-olds, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays and Thursdays of every month from 9:15 to 10:45 am. Parents check children in at the Child Watch desk. Fee: Res. $4.50 (non-res. $6.50). If you have an annual pass for a child, this is a free activity.

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing WallFor up to seven climbers at a time with routes for all levels. Expert staff are on hand during peak hours for your safety and enjoyment. To use the climbing wall during non-staffed hours, you’ll need to pass a certification course. The climbing wall is open for certified climbers during normal business hours. Apex Center staff can be scheduled to belay for non-certified climbers of groups of 8 or more; contact Apex Center Guest Services at 303-424-2739 for fees and to schedule a belay attendant.

For information on climbing wall classes call the Apex Center at 303-424-2739 or check out a list of climbing classes online.

Tennis or climbing shoes and dry clothes that do not hinder movement are required. Ropes, harnesses and belay devices are available for checkout. Climbing wall is for ages 5 and older.

Wall attendants are available to belay:

  • Thu. and Fri.: 5-8 pm
  • Sat.: 11 am-5 pm
  • Sun.: noon-5 pm

Once You Get Certified, You Can Climb During All Apex Center Operating Hours

All climbers must fill out a Rock Wall Waiver each calendar year (waivers expire on Jan. 1). Climbers under 18 must have a legal guardian sign their waiver. Belay certification is good for one year and re-certification is free if done before expiration and can be done during open climbing hours.

For information on climbing wall classes call the Apex Center at 303-424-2739 or check out a list of climbing classes online.

Climbing Parties

Add the climbing wall to your party activities! Belay attendants are $25/hour. Personal belay attendants can enhance the climbing experience for novice and expert climbers alike. To ensure availability, please make your reservation for an attendant at least two weeks in advance.

Swim Lessons

Apex PRD offers swim lessons for all levels and ages. Call 303-424-2739 for more information or see a complete list swim lessons online.

Drop-In Group Fitness and Aquacise

Drop-in Group Fitness and Aquacise (water aerobics) classes at the Apex Center are included with your daily admission fee. Group Fitness workouts and Aquacise (water aerobics) details can be found online or by calling 303-463-4241.


Pickleball Leagues, Classes, and Pickleball Workouts offered at Simms Street Recreation Center and the Apex Center.
Drop-in Pickleball is available at the Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Ave., 303-424-2739.

Cycle Burn

Take your fitness program to new heights with the Cycle Burn group indoor cycling program. Challenge yourself with intense instructor-led workouts that focuses on cardiovascular fitness, endurance and muscle strength. Schedule, details and fees are found online fitness and wellness page or by calling the Apex Center at 303-424-2739.

Personal Training

Personal training is the key to jump-starting your exercise program. Everyone can benefit from working with a personal trainer; whether you’re a new exerciser or a seasoned athlete. Our certified trainers will help you come up with a new and exciting workout plan to reach your fitness goals.

Weight Training Orientation

Learn to safely use the Apex Center weight machines, free weights and cardiovascular equipment to shape, tone and strengthen your body. Qualified weight training staff will be on hand during weekly workout sessions. Reservations required at Guest Services, 303-424-2739.

Precision Physical Therapy at the Apex Center

Dr. Jaime Oppegard, PT, DPT, sees physical therapy clients at the Apex Center Monday-Thursday, 7 am-5:30 pm by appointment. For details ask at the Fitness Desk or call 303-926-1444. For more information on PPT, visit www.precisionphysicaltherapy.net.

Indoor Water Park

23,000 square feet of exciting play features, spas and lap pool, plus adult and family spas, and adjacent men’s, women’s and family locker rooms the area. All swimming pools and water features are included in Apex Center admission.
Please note that a full head and body shower must be taken before entering the swimming pools.

Activity Swimming Pools – Slides and Vortex

Curved 150-foot tube slide and body slide with waterfall, vortex area with moving current. Water walkers may walk against the current 5-9 am. After 9 am, water walkers must follow lifeguard instructions.

Children under 6 must ride the slide with an adult, regardless of swimming ability. NOTE: A section of the activity swimming pools may be closed for swim lessons.

Play Pool

Indoor zero-depth “beach” play area with slides, fountains, waterfalls and geysers.

Children under 6 must be accompanied in the activity pool and family spa by an adult. Children under 6 must be appropriately supervised in the swimming pools. The play pool fountains will be turned on after the Aquacise classes finish.

Lap PoolLap Pool

Four 25-yard lanes for swimming, water aerobics and exercise.
Lanes available for lap swimming and water fitness. Limited lanes will be available for lap swimming during Aquacise, swim lessons, water aerobics, and Arthritis classes. See Lap Pool and Aquacise Schedule for more info.

Gymnasiums and Track

There are three gyms for basketball or volleyball – a single gym and a double gym which can be used as one unit or split in half depending on use. Portable seating is available.

Above the three gyms is a walking/running track for a comfortable, safe workout. The track contains three lanes and features both straight and curved sections and a rubberized surface. To travel one mile takes 11.4 laps around the track. Directions switch from clockwise on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to counter-clockwise on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Drop-in Volleyball Times

  • Saturday: 4-6:30 pm
  • Sunday: 1-3 pm

Times are subject to change without notice so please check with the Apex Center Fitness Desk, 303-463-4241.

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.