The City of Northglenn built a new recreation center, senior center and theater that replaced the 44-year-old building. This project was part of the larger Civic Center Master Plan.  The facility opened October 10, 2021.

Theatre Features

  • 340-seat state-of the-art proscenium theatre
  • Theatre lobby and bar
  • Rehearsal room
  • Large dressing rooms, solo rooms, and green room
  • Loading dock and shop
  • Adjacent multi-purpose community rooms
  • Catering kitchen

Recreation and Senior Features

  • Senior Center
  • Preschool area
  • Indoor basketball courts
  • Family, women and men’s locker rooms
  • Six-lane lap/competition swimming pool
  • Warm-water leisure pool
  • Water slide
  • Sun deck
  • Party room
  • Jogging track
  • Weights area
  • Two fitness studios


  • The new facility is directly west of the current City Hall, along Interstate 25.


  • Construction is expected to cost $53 million.
  • The debt service was paid from:
    • The 2 percent marijuana tax
    • ½ percent sales tax
    • Annual $1.7 million general fund transfer
    • Certificates of participation
  • Taxes will NOT be raised to build the new facility.


  • 2016  The city began discussions for a new Civic center Master Plan, the recurring message the public gave us was the desire for a new recreation center/senior center/theatre.
  • September 2017  February 2018  Public input process for whether people would want a new facility, and if so, what would they like included in it.
  • October 2017  April 2018  An advisory group made up of residents, patrons, staff and consultants, met to put together an initial plan for the size, scope and amenities for a possible new center.
  • April 9, 2018  City Council approves the final report and recommendations for the new facility.
  • October 2018 – Council approves Barker Rinker Seacat as the design team.
  • Fall 2018 through 2019  Continued public and staff input collected that will be used to help craft a final design.
  • March 11, 2019 – Council approved FCI Constructors as the general manager/general contractor.
  • March 18, 2019 – Council accepted the schedule design, allowing the project to move into the design development phase.
  • 2019  Construction began
  • Oct 2021 Grand Opening

November 2020

VIDEO TOUR at mid-point of construction of the new Recreation Center, Senior Center and Theatre.

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