Community Recreation Center

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A groundbreaking event for the new facility will be held on Saturday, June 1, at 10 a.m. at Matchett Park, 2844 Patterson. Family-friendly activities will be planned both before and after the ceremony. View the Key Dates widget for a timeline of events for the groundbreaking. Please note the groundbreaking date reflected on the Summer Activity Guide is incorrect as it was changed after printing.

City Council adopted the final plan in November of 2022. This became the basis for an April 2023 ballot initiative approved by voters that included a 0.14% sales tax increase and the debt necessary to make the facility a reality. Community engagement over the course of several decades including meetings, presentations, focus groups, and opportunities for input has resulted in the final design of the new Community Recreation Center.

Barker Rinker Seacat, the lead architect headed up the design team that included many local engineers and architects, was selected after a Request for Proposals (RFP) was distributed in 2023. The group used the concept design from the 2022 CRC plan as the basis for design incorporating the public feedback provided over the years. Following the public engagement session last fall, the design is complete and will be presented to the community on April 30, 2024.

The other important aspect of the project is process of identifying the Construction Manager/General Contractor which was conducted through another RFP resulting in the selection of FCI. FCI will provide cost estimating to keep the project on budget, they will manage the groundbreaking this summer, and they will oversee approximately two years of construction. The approximate grand opening of the Grand Junction Community Recreation Center is scheduled for mid-2026.

Presentation from the April 30 public meeting.


A groundbreaking event for the new facility will be held on Saturday, June 1, at 10 a.m. at Matchett Park, 2844 Patterson. Family-friendly activities will be planned both before and after the ceremony. View the Key Dates widget for a timeline of events for the groundbreaking. Please note the groundbreaking date reflected on the Summer Activity Guide is incorrect as it was changed after printing.

City Council adopted the final plan in November of 2022. This became the basis for an April 2023 ballot initiative approved by voters that included a 0.14% sales tax increase and the debt necessary to make the facility a reality. Community engagement over the course of several decades including meetings, presentations, focus groups, and opportunities for input has resulted in the final design of the new Community Recreation Center.

Barker Rinker Seacat, the lead architect headed up the design team that included many local engineers and architects, was selected after a Request for Proposals (RFP) was distributed in 2023. The group used the concept design from the 2022 CRC plan as the basis for design incorporating the public feedback provided over the years. Following the public engagement session last fall, the design is complete and will be presented to the community on April 30, 2024.

The other important aspect of the project is process of identifying the Construction Manager/General Contractor which was conducted through another RFP resulting in the selection of FCI. FCI will provide cost estimating to keep the project on budget, they will manage the groundbreaking this summer, and they will oversee approximately two years of construction. The approximate grand opening of the Grand Junction Community Recreation Center is scheduled for mid-2026.

Presentation from the April 30 public meeting.


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  • We want to hear your input on the evolving CRC design!

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    Public feedback drove the creation of the 2022 CRC plan and we intend to continue using public feedback to guide the design of the facility that ultimately gets built. Please take a few minutes to view the entire presentation and we encourage you to share your thoughts and comments regarding the evolving CRC design. 

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