This project began with a master plan for the LaPlata County Fairgrounds, seeking to meet needs for a variety of City and County recreation, events and multi-use needs. The site is adjacent the Animas River trail and a major tourist driving route.
A wide variety of both recreation and community programs are accommodated in the 74,000sf facility. A large “leisure” pool provides warm water for fun and therapeutic activities for all ages along with a 10×11 lane lap pool with diving well. A second floor fitness and weights deck overlooks the park and spectacular valley views. The gym is complimented by studio spaces for court sports, dance-aerobics, spinning and other active uses.
Community social and cultural activities are accommodated in a Multi-use space for 250, class & crafts rooms and a teen area. A promenade links center spaces with regional materials and colors and columns from historic park stadium stones.
This facility is a source of community pride and has become a destination of citizens, tourists and visitors from all across the Four Corners region.