Central Recreation Center - City of Aurora

Best Branded Environments

Photos by: Populous / Adolfson Peterson


Design by Populous

Aurora Colorado
May 2019


City of Aurora’s First New Recreation Center in 40 Years; the result is a 61,250-sf facility that is a showcase of art, design, and fitness.

A palette of six colors was used throughout the building and everything down to the furniture and floors stays true to the colors and theme.

The wall in the family locker room is a motif of individual blue and white tiles arranged to represent and abstractly resemble the splashing and movement of water.

The goal was to make the recreation center a destination and that included the state of the art slide. The Populous team knew the standard slide tower and stairs wouldn’t offer the best experience for riders preparing to start their journey.

The end result was a totally unique concrete tower, complete with mosaic tile dolphin inlays, circular openings and cantilevered stairs.

It was an important project for the community and the Floorz team was proud to be a part of it.


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