CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS DESIGNED FOR:
& every one
Mountain Recreation’s facilities in Edwards, Eagle, and Gypsum provide Western Eagle County residents with activities for all ages, after-school programs, sports leagues, and an array of fun events. But we’re maxed out, and demand exceeds capacity every day. With double the increase in population and a change in demographics since the facilities were built, it is time that we increase, enhance, and expand in order to support our growing community. The only way to do this is by building today for a healthy tomorrow.
All Access Rec is a capital improvement project for every age and every season that will transform Mountain Recreation’s rec centers, to multi-generational community hubs. Major renovations in Edwards, Eagle, and Gypsum will level the playing field and allow Mountain Rec to introduce a new district-wide pass. So whether you’re at home or at work, an affordable, energizing community hub will be right down the road.
what's in it for our community?
We’ll complete major renovations at all three rec centers in order to improve community health and the wellbeing of our residents.
We’ll provide year-round access to new community spaces, behavioral health programs, and social activities for all.
We’ll upgrade and expand our three facilities, allowing us to introduce an affordable district-wide pass for all residents.
how can you help?
Our November 2021 ballot measure to fund these projects lost by 267 votes. 3,687 people voted for it, but the 3,939 who didn’t said one of the reasons was because of the cost. While our District board determines our next steps when it comes to another election, we’re asking you to help us fund it today. Your gift will get us that much closer to lowering the total cost of the build.
Eagle Community Center
In July 2019 we distributed a public survey with Town of Eagle to gather initial community feedback. This survey garnered 554 responses online with another 130 received at community events and closed on July 21, 2019. View survey results HERE.
In January 2020, we released initial concept plans which were based off the initial survey from July. We then asked the community for additional feedback. View concept plans HERE. The community feedback on these plans closed on February 7, 2020.
Edwards Community Center
On May 3, 2019 we launched a public survey to gain initial comments from the public. This survey collected 475 responses and closed on May 31st. View survey results HERE.
Staff then worked with user groups and consultants to gather feedback and continue to refine the concept plan. The current concept plan was shared with the public on February 10, 2020 and the comment period closed March 2, 2020. Our staff and board are reviewing the feedback to see what adjustments, if any, should be made to the draft concept plan.
View the draft concept plan that was share with community on Feb 10, 2020 HERE.
Gypsum Recreation Center
Mountain Recreation provided $3 million towards the cost and Town of Gypsum sales tax revenue paid the remaining balance of approximately $10.5 million. Mountain Rec has a current intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Town of Gypsum to operate the facility. Both organizations place funds in the capital reserves annually.
In 2017, we delivered a $500,000 facility facelift and membership restructure in cooperation with the Town of Gypsum who shared the cost with the District.
We completed the remodel of a new layout and fitness floor, provided HVAC repairs and replaced outdated fitness equipment, without raising taxes. Listening to the survey responses, we removed barriers to health by including fitness classes, child watch, and tumble tots with facility memberships.
Eagle Sports Complex
Current renderings are in the value engineering phase to ensure tax dollars are being spent economically. That means what you see in those renderings may change as we continue to refine before breaking ground.) You can view the full master plan for the Eagle Sports Complex HERE. This is a great example of master plan being split into phases. It also shows how architectural designs change during the process as we receive community and construction input.