Eastridge renovations enhance efficiency, safety

Special ceremony held to celebrate

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The Highlands Ranch Community Association celebrated the remodeling of Eastridge Recreation Center, which finished on time and below budget, with a ribbon cutting Sept. 14.

At the ribbon cutting, HRCA staff spoke to the success of the project and offered tours of the building to highlight the new space. Eastridge features a new entrance area and staff offices, which were redesigned to better meet visitors’ needs, General Manager Mike Bailey said. 

“There are so many important reasons we’ve been waiting for this renovation,” Bailey told the gathered audience of about 30 people. “We’re proud that it’s not only an efficient use of space, but also health and safety were incorporated into the renovation.”

Bailey emphasized the work of HRCA staff to help make the project successful and under budget

In the new entrance area are the visitor services, assessments and community improvement services, which were previously located closed to staff offices outside of the entrance area. HRCA Director of Operations Mark Gunther said the new layout centralizes the most frequented services at the front for ease of access.

“The goal was to make it a little more user-friendly,” Gunther said.

Additionally, staff offices are now past the entrance, through a second door to provide more safety and privacy.

Bailey added that the entrance rotunda and administration space had not been updated since the building was constructed in the late 1990s.

On top of layout changes, the project included a custom terrazzo floor, remodeled bathrooms, new paint and painted bricks, as well as xeriscaping the medians outside and repaving the parking lot.

The project took 16 weeks to complete. 

For more about Eastridge, go to hrcaonline.org/facilities/recreation-centers/eastridge-recreation-center.

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