Town of Erie
The town of Erie, Colorado is one of the fastest-growing communities along Colorado’s Front Range. During a study to determine the recreation needs for the town and its surrounding area, the community engaged through a public process with surveys, focus groups and public input meetings to define what programs and services a new center might include. Voters then approved the concept and budget for a new 64,000 sq. ft. center.
The new center is located in a park donated by the developer of Erie Commons, a new housing community. It was the first building in a new town center that now includes a plaza and public library. The new center set the architectural tone for the rest of the town center development. Programming includes an aquatics zone with lap and leisure pools, party room, gymnasium, aerobics studio, weights and fitness area, child watch area, senior lounge, indoor playground, climbing pinnacle, multipurpose room with catering kitchen, locker rooms and lounge.