Northwest Recreation Center
Salt Lake City, UT
Owner: Salt Lake County
Contract Value: $15.2M
Built in the northwest part of Salt Lake City, UT, this recreation center was designed and built to support the needs of the growing community, and support the swim teams of local schools. It features state-of-the-art Myrtha Pool SystemsTM for the splash pad, lazy river, leisure pool and a competition-certified lap pool. The aquatic portion of this facility has large windows on three sides, introducing natural light into pool areas. On the second level, a three-lane track enables walkers/runners to circle the basketball courts and sport courts, and is accessed from the cardio and weight areas.
The public spaces are oversized and welcoming, and many cost-effecient materials were utilized to achieve the architect’s vision as well as the owner’s budget. The energy efficient design of the facility and surrounding landscaping earned a LEED-GoldTM certification—the first of this building type in Utah.