Grand Opening: Aurora YMCA in Wheatlands

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On Saturday, May 15, Metro Denver’s YMCA, in partnership with the Wheatlands Park and Recreation Authority and the Wheatlands Metropolitan District, is hosting a grand opening of the Wheatlands Aurora YMCA, a state-of-the-art corporate wellness center, Metro Denver’s first YMCA in more than one year than 20 years.

“The Aurora YMCA in Wheatlands will be a welcoming space for everyone, a part of the community advocating health and wellness, youth development and connection,” said Sue Glass, president and CEO of YMCA, Metro Denver. “We would like to thank our partners for working together to make this project a reality. and help us deliver YMCA programs for even more
Individuals, families, young people and seniors. “

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture was the designer / architect and Adolfson & Peterson Construction acted as the contractor. The new Y offers health and wellness programs, group exercise, the latest fitness and weight equipment, the HIIT studio, the Joe E. Wagner Aquatics Center, which includes a lap pool and water sports program, youth programs and much more.

The YMCA has been part of the Aurora community for more than 50 years, offering youth programs through the public school districts and various community locations. The $ 21 million project is the result of many years of collaboration. In a public-private partnership, the Wheatlands Metropolitan District and High Plains Metropolitan District formed Wheatlands Park and
Recreation Authority, which owns the 8.9 acre property, while the YMCA oversaw construction and will manage operations.

“The new YMCA is a wonderful and much-needed amenity in our community,” said Kathy Barela, vice president / treasurer of the Wheatlands Metropolitan District and board member of the Wheatlands Park and Recreation Authority. “It has been many years and we are very proud of our collaboration with the YMCA, the architects and the construction team, and everyone else who has contributed to making this new center a reality.”

A ribbon cutting ceremony and opening ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They include tours, equipment demos, activities for kids, plus food trucks and refreshments. The wellness center is officially opened
Doors for members on Monday 17th May.

Photo courtesy of Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture

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