Recreation center passes offered at Craft Fair |

Recreation center passes offered at Craft Fair

Passes for Colorado’s newest public recreation center will go on sale for the first time at the craft fair set for Saturday, Nov. 21 at Fraser Valley Elementary School.

“We’ll have a booth set up where we can begin sales of passes for our new recreation center,” said Michelle Lawrence, Programming and Marketing Supervisor for the Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District. “Offering the passes for the first time at the craft fair will add to the festivity of this kick-off to the holiday season in the Fraser Valley.”

The new recreation center offers the latest in family aquatic fun as well as a climbing wall, gymnasium, running track and workout and exercise equipment.

Scheduled to be open for the public in mid-December of 2009, the center is a new, 49,667-square-foot, state of the art recreation center located in Fraser next to Winter Park off Highway 40 in Grand Park.

For the serious swimmers, the new center features an indoor, 25-meter, 4-lane lap pool.

“These indoor aquatic facilities will give visitors and locals the latest in recreational swimming enjoyment,” said Scott Ledin, Director of Parks and Recreation for the Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District. “We’re sure that families and serious swimmers will enjoy our new facility.”

But the aquatic features are only a portion of what is offered at the new center.

There is an indoor court for basketball and other court sports, as well as an indoor gymnastics court that includes a foam and trampoline pit. The center also features an indoor, elevated running/walking track.

The center will also have an indoor climbing wall, a full range of cardio equipment, free weights and an aerobics room. The pool area includes a hot tub, sauna, steam room and related changing rooms, family locker rooms and ample parking. A child watch area with outdoor play area is also included in the recreation center’s plans along with a multi-purpose room.

“This new recreation center allows us to enhance and expand the programs for all ages, both visitors and locals,” Lawrence said.

The center will be open seven days a week with a range of entry fees for locals, visitors and children, adults and seniors.

For more information, call 970-726-8968 or go to