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WPR Recreation Center

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WPR Recreation Center Hours

Monday - Friday: 5:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am - 4:00pm 
Sunday: Closed

Holiday Hours: 

Memorial Day (Monday, May 27): 5:30am - 1:00pm
Juneteenth (Wednesday, June 19): 5:30am - 1:00pm
Independence Day (Thursday, July 4): CLOSED

Membership & Admission Information

Membership and daily admission includes access to both the new recreation center our existing aquatics center.

Child Watch

Child Watch is a non-licensed childcare service available to adult members of the WPR Rec Center for a maximum of 90 minutes per day. Child Watch membership must be purchased at the front desk for $5.00 per membership, per month, and can be utilized for all children under the care of one adult Child Watch member.

General Rules and Procedures

WPR Recreation Center Construction

                The WPR Recreation Center was completed June of 2023 and opened to the community in July 2023.  In collaboration with Architects LKA Partners, Nunn construction, and the WPR staff, the recreation center and campus improvements was designed and built to meet the needs of the community.

                The campus improvements included expansion of current parking lots, roadway changes, and on-site storm water improvements. The new recreation center is approximately 65,000 square foot. The first floor includes a gymnasium containing three full-size basketball courts and a suspended walking track around the interior perimeter; two community meeting rooms with a kitchen; a children's center with three classrooms, administration offices, and men’s and women’s locker rooms. A second floor fitness area includes two group fitness rooms, outdoor exercise patio, cardio, fitness and weights areas. Once additional funding is secured, a future phase will convert the first floor general storage to family changing rooms and add a 14,000 square foot of space for lap and recreation pools.

Funding

The estimated cost for design, construction, and furnishings was $23.7 million.

  • $19 million in certificates of participation (COPs) bonding
  • $4.7 million from the Widefield Parks and Recreation general fund

The debt service to pay back the COPs will be paid from:

  • Annual $1 million general fund transfer

Time Lapse Video of Construction

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