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Town of Parker Fieldhouse, Parker, Colo.

This 100,000-square-foot (9,290-m2) facility includes two regulation or four youth basketball courts, children's programs and play structure, 25-foot (8-m) indoor climbing field, 170- by 85-foot (52- by 26-m) turf field, 185- by 85-foot(56- by 26-m) inline rink, sports conditioning, fitness center, running track, flag football, lacrosse, martial arts, volleyball and batting cages.


Represents an emerging trend in community recreation: a hybrid of drop-in recreation features and league-based programs. The community residents expressed the need for more recreation for their growing community. The variety of recreation and sports activities offered at the Parker Fieldhouse is unique within one recreation facility and the design of the facility is equally innovative.


The structural system for the fieldhouse is a combination of pre-engineered metal structures and conventionally framed steel and masonry components that bridge the metal buildings,creating the interesting lobby, fitness, climbing and meeting areas within the building. These distinctively different systems were emerged seamlessly, not only creating a very compelling exterior expression, but a very dynamic and open interior. Exposed structure, vivid color accents and durable finishes provided the interior expression for this unique program of uses.


Owner: Town of Parker, Colo.
General contractor: Saunders Construction, Centennial, Colo.
Architect: Sink Combs Dethlefs, Denver
Civil engineer: Legacy Engineering, Centennial, Colo.
Electrical/mechanical engineer: The Ballard Group Inc., Lakewood, Colo.
Structural engineer: Martin/Martin, Wheat Ridge, Colo.
Metal building, roof and wall panels: Chief Buildings, Grand Island, Neb.,
Storefront window system: EFCO Corp., Monett, Mo.,
Snow retention system: Snobar, Englewood, Colo.,