Rec Center

During the summer of 2015, a task force was established to explore the possibilities for development of a community Recreation Center in Nevada.  RDG Architects assisted the task force in a two-year study, which included community surveys in Nevada and residents of eastern Story county.  The process culminated in a $15 million Rec Center design, to be located on land to be purchased near the Story County Medical Center.  Due to concerns regarding the financial feasibility of this project, the task force developed a second option using only the foremost priorities from the community survey data.  A $4-5 million design was developed, to be placed at SCORE Park north of the Aquatic Center.

Elements of current design:

  • Large gymnasium sized for 3 high school sized baseball courts and including multi-purpose sports flooring
  • Indoor track
  • Multi-purpose rec space
  • Indoor kids play area
  • Locker room space
  • Park and Rec offices
  • Cost-savings due to land ownership and current infrastructure
  • Rec Center will double as a storm shelter for SCORE Park

Recreation Center Opportunities
  • Additional indoor space for youth programs and activities
    • Program times better suited for youth and young families
    • Opportunities to grow existing programs as well as offer new programs
  • Allows proper indoor space to provide adult activities not offered currently in Nevada
  • Close proximity to aquatic center to better meet the needs and demands of operating an outdoor aquatic facility
  • Multipurpose flooring to allow for various activities including but not limited to:
    • Walking
    • Jogging
    • Basketball
    • Indoor soccer
    • Baseball
    • Softball
    • Volleyball
    • Tennis
    • Pickleball
  • Hosting of various tournaments
  • Indoor safe space for park users during outdoor activities in the event of inclement weather
  • Indoor play area for toddlers and young children
  • Multi‐purpose space to offer new programming, opportunities to create partnerships with existing providers, and other community interests