Construction of EVCC on Target for February 2018 Opening

The Estes Valley Community Center (EVCC), being built by Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), continues to stay on schedule for a February 2018 opening. 

Under the guidance of Adolfson and Peterson Construction, the exterior of the Estes Valley Community Center has now been completely weatherproofed. This milestone allows the construction crew to work inside without being affected by Mother Nature.

“It is great to see this building come together,” said Tom Carosello, Executive Director of Estes Valley Recreation and Park District. “The interior is really starting to take shape and allows us to truly envision the tremendous asset this facility will be for Estes Park.”

The drywall is just about complete inside of the building and paint has started to add a nice touch of personality to the interior spaces. In particular, the community rooms and lower lobby have been completely painted in warm shades of green, blue and tan, and a drop ceiling has been installed in the large community room. The lower level is taking on a very professional and modern look, which will provide an attractive setting for future events in the space.

The double-sided fireplace located in the lower level lobby has been installed, and the distinct crescent shape where the reception desk will be located is painted. The space for the robotic yogurt vendor, other vending machines and the library kiosk has been drywalled and painted.

The tiling in the remodeled locker rooms in the original aquatics center is complete and countertops have been installed, along with hand dryers and soap dispensers. Light fixtures and sinks will be next as the remodel of this facility nears completion in preparation for a November 30 high school swim meet.

The natatorium, which is located between the original aquatics center and the new portions of the community center, will include a lazy river and zero-depth entry pool with play features. This area was the last space to have a dirt floor; excavation started on the lazy river October 18 and is now complete, including its filtration system and the plumbing.

The landscaping company has completed the planting of trees in the parking lots. The pavement and curbs have been poured in a majority of the parking lots.

“The building is progressing nicely and is now ready for us to start plans for hiring and training the staff,” said Teresa Jackson, Manager of Community Center Operations. “Class schedules are in the works and will be announced in December. Our Guest Services Supervisor, Sara Baumgardt, has been hired and she is preparing for our membership launch and facilitating room scheduling. It is an exciting time for our district and its community members.”

In addition to the remodel of the pool, the new community center will also feature:
•    Cubz Den, a children’s play area with Rocky Mountain themed wildlife, a mural depicting Estes Park on the wall, and a cabin where kids can play
•    AquaClimb KURVE, a deep water solo climbing experience for all ages
•    library amenities provided courtesy of the Estes Valley Library District
•    a golf simulator featuring well-known courses, such as Pebble Beach and St. Andrews

For more information about the new community center, visit evrpd.com or call Teresa Jackson at 970-586-7556.

About the Estes Valley Community Center: The new Estes Valley Community Center is a 70,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility scheduled to open in February 2018. The center is envisioned as a comprehensive, multi-generational destination with a robust schedule of classes, a multipurpose gymnasium, indoor walking and jogging track, lazy river with interactive play features and slide in a natatorium, group fitness facilities, large community room with kitchen, golf simulator, senior center area and drop-in childcare.

About Estes Valley Recreation and Park District: Estes Valley Recreation and Park District is a quasi-municipal corporation and political subdivision of the State of Colorado. Established in 1955, the organization’s goals are to plan, direct, organize and implement recreational programs, manage facilities and provide public park and recreation opportunities for residents and visitors of the District, an area that encompasses 320 square miles.