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Apex Center

LOCATION
Arvada, Colorado
OWNER
Apex Park & Recreation District
SIZE
160,000 SF
BUDGET
$22 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.

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.

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. In the zero-depth-entry pool, water features are reminiscent of mining equipment. A play structure allows small children to tip buckets of water and operate valves, which turn on various water sprays.

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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