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Apex Center

LOCATION
Arvada, Colorado
OWNER
Apex Park & Recreation District
SQUARE FOOTAGE
168,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
$23 Million
COMPLETION
2000

BACKGROUND
The mission of the Apex Center was to raise the bar in public recreation centers. Owned and operated by the North Jeffco Recreation District, the Apex Center strove to be the regional recreation center in Colorado, the state with the greatest number of leading-edge community centers in the country. At the time, it was the second largest public recreation center west of the Mississippi River.

The facility is a dynamic mix of recreation center, family entertainment center and indoor amusement park meant to blur the lines between public and private destination recreation facilities.

This 168,000 sf “Supercenter” boasts two sheets of ice, fitness & weights area with climbing wall, child watch with indoor playground, gymnasium with axiliary gym, an aquatic center complete with two slides, a tot pool and play structures; teen pool for water basketball; lap swimming; and two spas—one for adults only and one for families.

The facility uses mining and mountains as a theme throughout the building. The mining theme was used in the pool area as the entrances to the water slides resemble dark mine shafts. The outdoor splash pad, added in 2018, expanded offerings in the warmer months.

My Sessions

7 am-6 pm Facility Tours – Day Two

Apex Center, Apex Field House, Apex Secrest Recreation Center, Moorhead Recreation Center, Carla Madison Recreation Center. Light breakfast, snacks and lunch provided (dinner is not included)

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