Apex Secrest Recreation Center

Arvada, Colorado
Apex Park & Recreation District
$7.2 Million
July 2018

In 2015, BRS completed a project feasibility study for the Apex Secrest Park project. The project envisioned a replacement of a beloved, though very out-dated, teen center. After a successful bond election, Apex moved forward with constructing a new building on the site.

The program reflects the neighborhood’s need to serve many generations throughout the day, as well as supporting the existing outdoor pool. The indoor facilities include a flexible teen space which also accommodates an ongoing mom’s morning out toddler program. The teen space has direct access to a small gymnasium, allowing for interaction between the two most popular teen areas. The gymnasium structure is designed for future expansion, if necessary. The center also includes a fitness room with cardio equipment and weights. A warm water therapy pool includes jetted benches and a walking resistance current channel, which responded to request of the active adult community. Pool support spaces include locker rooms, two unisex cabanas, a guard room, pool equipment and pool storage. All areas serve both the new therapy pool and the existing outdoor pool.

The design presents a modern dynamic form, using a variety of materials. Dark-colored concrete block and architectural metal panels are paired with colorful fiber cement panels to communicate the Apex brand and its dynamic vision for the future of the district.

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)