The Breckenridge Recreation Center will undergo an exciting renovation beginning in April 2017. The project includes the construction of a new tennis center covering two of the existing outdoor courts. Also in April, renovations will begin inside the Recreation Center. The current indoor courts will become two levels of cardio/ fitness space featuring a new cardio area, fitness studios and an indoor turf gym. Project completion is scheduled for 2018.
Town Council Approves $17.2M Renovation
At its February 28, 2017 meeting, Town Council approved additional funds for a large-scale renovation of the Breckenridge Recreation Center. Council had previously approved construction of a stand-alone indoor tennis facility and repurposing the existing indoor tennis courts for $10.6M, known as “Phase 1”. Phase 1 included building the new tennis center, constructing a second floor fitness mezzanine in the current indoor tennis area, and installing an indoor turf field on the lower level. Other renovation areas were to be considered for later construction phases.
Council then requested a cost estimate to complete all phases of the renovation master plan in an effort to minimize service interruptions and save construction costs. The additional $6.6M cost to complete the entire renovation was then approved by Town Council resulting in the $17.2M total project cost. The expanded scope of work now includes:
Replacing all HVAC systems for the Recreation Center,
Repurposing the current free weight area to a dedicated youth area, including an indoor youth playground
Completing new first floor fitness, weight training and circuit training areas,
Schedule: Recreation Department management is currently working on the construction schedule. Construction fencing and trailers will be arrive as soon as April 6. The renovation is anticipated to be complete in April 2018.
Closures: Short, intermittent closures are anticipated during construction with a 2-3 week closure in September. This would replace the annual one-week maintenance in October.
Tennis: Demolition of the current indoor tennis courts is anticipated for early April 2017. Indoor tennis will close on April 10. The new tennis center is anticipated to open in November 2017. Clay courts will be available this summer, but please anticipate construction noise.
Basketball courts: Once demolition begins, the outdoor basketball court will be unavailable until further notice.