November 2020

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


The City of Northglenn is building a new recreation center, senior center and theater that will replace the current 44-year-old building. This project is part of the larger Civic Center Master Plan.

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 will be built directly west of the current City Hall, along Interstate 25.


  • Construction is expected to cost $53 million.
  • The debt service will be 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  When 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 set to begin
  • 2021  Anticipated opening

What’s Next

  • The city is in the final design phase.  We have sought input from the community throughout the process.  There will be additional community input opportunities through the end of the year.  Follow us on social media to learn more. 

Related  Information

ParkingMap with options and closures during construction.