Feb 24, 2016

AURORA, COLORADO — General Contractor Pinkard Construction Company has been awarded the renovation/expansion of the Moorhead Recreation Center by the City of Aurora.

Phase I improvements to the 44-year old center in Moorhead Park on Havana Street include renovating the existing pool and expanding the 4,500 square foot drop-in center to better meet the needs of the community.

The expansion will be a load bearing masonry and structural steel addition of a play pool, pool upgrades with a new 55-foot water slide, a new entry and reception desk, new locker rooms and restrooms, a full-sized gymnasium with three cross courts and a running track, new fitness and cardio space, community teaching kitchen, multi-purpose rooms, public computer space, additional parking and landscape upgrades.

The current Moorhead Recreation Center is composed of a small gymnasium, meeting rooms, a small outdoor lap pool and a kitchen that shares space with workout equipment. The new center will be approximately 26,000 sf, and will become the second full-service recreation center in the city.

Demolition of the old space, which has been at capacity for decades, will follow owner-contracted abatement. The renovation is taking place in a vacant facility.

Pinkard was selected to construct this project following a competitive bid. Pinkard’s $8 million bid came in more than $1 million below the owner’s budget. Construction is expected to begin March 2016, and will complete January 2017.

The project was designed by Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture.

Pinkard Construction Company With 58 recreation sports and wellness centers and 49 pools, Pinkard Construction is THE leader in Colorado recreation construction. Pinkard has been building recreation centers along the Colorado Front Range for 53 years. We currently have four recreation center projects underway. For more information, please contact Jim Mellor at 303.986.4555 or visit our website at www.pinkardcc.com.

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture's mission is to design inspired, sustainable community architecture. Working closely with owners and communities, the firm achieves visionary goals with cost-effective solutions. Winners of more than 40 design awards, BRS has completed projects for more than 180 communities in 37 states. The firm's expertise includes recreation centers, wellness facilities, field houses, aquatic centers, park structures, ball fields, spas, resorts, clubhouses, senior centers, water parks, libraries and recreation facility master plans. For more information, visit www.brsarch.com.