Community Recreation Center Expansion


Our 40,000 square foot expansion is now complete! For new hours, detailed amenities and more, please view our Expansion Updates section in the latest 2016 Expansion Information Booklet published on Issuu.

You can view the latest pricing structure and membership rates here.

On November 4, 2014 Windsor voters supported a sales tax increase to fund expansion of the Community Recreation Center.  Below is information and appropriate links relative to the design and construction process.

On November 24, 2014, Town Board was presented with information by Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture regarding the contract for services, including:
    (View entire packet)
Windsor Community Recreation Center 
completed Summer 2016.


(Schematic Design phase confirms program mission and goals; Design Development phase completes the components of the project, and the Construction Document Development phase produces construction drawings for building.  Meetings are open to the public. If you wish to attend a meeting, contact the Community Recreation Center to confirm time and location.)
  • December 9, 2014 - Schematic Design Workshop #1 (agenda)
  • January 14, 2015 - Schematic Design Workshop #2 (agenda)
  • February 10, 2015 - Schematic Design Workshop #3 (agenda)
  • February 24, 2015 - Schematic Design Workshop #4 (agenda)
  • Community Recreation Center Expansion Schematic Design Report (this is a large document and takes several minutes to load)
  • Pinkard Construction selected as Construction Manager/General Contractor (see Press Release 3-5-15)
  • March 10, 2015 - Design Development Workshop #1 (agenda)
  • March 31, 2015 - Design Development Workshop #2 (agenda)
  • April 30, 2015 - Design Development Workshop #3 (agenda)
  • May 14, 2015 - Design Development Workshop #4 (agenda)
  • June 4, 2015 - Construction Document Development Workshop #1 (teleconference)
  • June 11, 2015 - Review of Budget and Estimate
  • June 25, 2015 - Construction Document Development Workshop #2 (agenda)
  • July 23, 2015 - Construction Document Development Workshop #3 (teleconference)
  • July 24, 2015 GROUNDBREAKING 11:30-1:30; Ceremony @ noon (view Invite)
  • September, 2015 - Construction Document Development Workshop #4
Key Dates:
Commencement of Schematic Design date: December 1, 2014 (Kick off meeting with Project Team December 9, 2014)
Commencement of Construction date: September, 2015
Substantial completion: October 1, 2016

Other information

Public Needs Assessment Survey

In 2011, the Town of Windsor partnered with the Ed and Ruth Lehman YMCA in Longmont to complete a statistically valid survey of residents about their recreation program and facility needs and wants. The findings were as follows:

  Our Community Recreation Center was operating at capacity:

  • Windsor doubled its population in ten years, growing from approximately 10,000 residents in 2003 to over 20,000 in 2013. 
  • Participation in center programs grew 218% since 2004.
  • Youth activities participation grew 123%. 
  • Senior participation grew 114%.
  • Given size and amenities, the center could not meet the indoor recreation needs of our community.


Proposed solution:

  • The Town of Windsor considered placing a sales tax measure on the November 2014 ballot to fund expansion of our Community Recreation Center.
  • Improvements included a leisure pool, lap lanes, slide, auxiliary gym, walk/jog track, aerobics/dance/yoga studio, fitness/wellness studio, locker room expansion, child watch area, classroom/party room and additional parking.


  • The estimated cost of the project was $16.1 million, which included site work, construction and other project costs.
  • The plan called for a sales tax of 0.75% (3/4 of one cent on each dollar).
  • No property tax will be considered.

Feasibility Study

In 2012, the Town of Windsor contracted with Barker Rinker Seacat, Architects to complete a Feasibility Study concerning construction and operating costs for possible expansion of the Community Recreation Center (CRC). You may view the summary presentation made to Town Board and the Parks, Recreation & Culture Advisory Board on April 30, 2012 or contact staff to view a reference copy of the full report. 

Ad Hoc Committee

On May 14, 2012, Windsor Town Board determined to form an Ad Hoc committee comprised of various representatives from the community. "The mission of the CRC Expansion Financial Feasibility Ad Hoc Committee is to recommend a sound financial package for the construction and subsequent operation of recreational amenities that will build community, provide affordable aquatics and wellness opportunities for families and transform the center to become an inter-generational destination for Windsor residents." 

This committee met with staff, Town Board liaison, and Parks, Recreation & Culture Board representatives over several months to review and evaluate a variety of financial considerations. The committee included representatives from the Weld Re-4 School District, the Chamber of Commerce, and special interest groups such as aquatics, active adults, preschool, fitness/wellness, youth/teen, adult sports and youth sports. You may view the Ad Hoc Committee recommendations made to Town Board in October 2012. 

Exploring Partnerships

In January 2013, Town Board directed staff to determine interest of potential partners in possible expanding the Community Recreation Center.  You may view the Expansion Possibilities and partnership materials.  Letters of Interest were accepted through March 2, 2013, at which time they were reviewed for feasibility of a more formal partnership opportunity.  If such an opportunity is announced, a formal Request for Proposal process will be initiated, as per the adopted Partnership Guidelines.


Also in January 2013, Town Board requested staff complete a variety of research, including:

  • Summarized "to date" actions
  • Summarized Ad Hoc Committee recommendations
  • Summarized the 2012 Feasibility Study Scenario 1 recommendations
  • Conducted grant and funded research
  • Explored potential partnerships
  • Researched public vs private facility impacts
  • Researched models of public - private partnerships

This material was presented at the Town Board Work Session on April 1, 2013.  You may View the view Work Session Packet or view video of the meeting.

A Resolution of Support

The Parks, Recreation & Culture Advisory Board adopted a resolution of support for the Ad Hoc Committee recommendation on April 2, 2013. 

Public Outreach

On April 22, 2013, Town Board determined to host a number of District meetings hosted by the Town Board member from each District. A topic of discussion at each meeting was the possible expansion of the Community Recreation Center, the amenities associated with various scenarios and the costs. Members of the Parks, Recreation & Culture Board were also in attendance along with Staff and consultants from Barker Rinker Seacat architects, who completed the expansion feasibility study in 2012. All meetings were open to the public, however public was encouraged to attend the meeting in their respective district (see District map). 

Town Board Discussion

On July 8, 2013, Town Board discussed the results of the public meetings and next steps at a Work Session.  You may view Work Session packet or view video of the meeting.

On August 2, 2013, Town Board members toured several recreation centers:

Staff provided comparative information on these facilities and a few others nearby.

Further discussion by Town Board:


If you have questions, feel free to contact the Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture

What does the expansion look like?
(view large image: 1st floor, 2nd floor)

CRC Expansion both floors

 39,164 additional square feet:

 Aquatics Amenities
  Leisure Pool
 Lap Lanes
 Athletic Amenities
  Auxiliary Gym
 Walk/Jog Track            
 Fitness Wellness Amenities
  Aerobics/Dance/Yoga Studio
 Fitness/Wellness Studio
 Other Amenities
  Classroom/Party Room
 Locker Area Expansion
 Child Watch Area
 Additional Parking Spaces

Learn more:

 You had the final say:

Following a presentation of survey results presented by George K. Baum Company, the Windsor Town Board on July 28, 2014 provided direction to draft ballot language for a November 4, 2014 election.

On August 25, 2014, the Windsor Town Board adopted Resolution 2014-51to refer a measure to the voters regarding a sales tax increase which, if approved, would fund the Community Recreation Center Expansion. The election, held as a coordinated election with Weld and Larimer Counties, will be on November 4, 2014.

On November 4, 2014, registered voters in the Town of Windsor supported 2A in a coordinated election with Weld and Larimer Counties.  See the election results.