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Old 09-29-2007, 01:18 PM
 
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I see a lot of talk about rec centers, especially in the HR threads. Never having lived in a planned community or a development with an HOA, can someone tell me exactly what these rec centers contain? Are they big enough for the thousands of residents who pay for them in their fees. Around here there are private health clubs, tennis courts, etc. Is that basically the same thing?

Bike trails:
Are they suitable for road biking at a decent speed or are they crowded with walkers, kids, etc? How about the trail along the creek from downtown to Cherry Creek?

Thanks.
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Old 09-29-2007, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
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I see a lot of talk about rec centers, especially in the HR threads. Never having lived in a planned community or a development with an HOA, can someone tell me exactly what these rec centers contain? Are they big enough for the thousands of residents who pay for them in their fees. Around here there are private health clubs, tennis courts, etc. Is that basically the same thing?
I can only speak about the HR rec centers. HR has 4 rec centers, but each is different. As a resident of HR, you pay $118/quarter HOA's which allows you to use any of the rec centers.

Here's some info from the HR website listing facilities at each rec center. See HR Rec Center Facilities (broken link). They also offer classes on fitness, swimming, crafts, cooking, dance, and others. They also host some community activities as well. These are very large facilities.

Northridge
Outdoor swimming pool with tot pool
Indoor eight-lane swimming pool and adjoining Jacuzzi
Variable resistance equipment room
Cardiovascular room
Free weight room
Racquetball courts
Indoor running track
Full-size gymnasium
Nursery
Six Indoor tennis courts
Five Outdoor, lighted tennis courts
Several multi-purpose rooms
Aerobics studio

Eastridge:
Outdoor swimming pool with tot pool
Indoor Leisure Pool with 18-foot slide
Six-lane lap pool
Spa and steam room
Cardiovascular area
Variable resistance equipment area
Free weight area
Climbing wall
Three-lane track
Two gymnasiums
Dance and fitness studio
Youth wing (nursery, preschool, day camp)
Game room (billiards, ping pong, arcade games)
Two lighted sand volleyball courts
Family changing rooms
Meeting rooms
HRCA Administrative Offices

Southridge
Leisure Play Pool with climbing nets, fountains, spray decks and mini slides
Pool Party Room
Warm Water Fitness Pool
Teaching Pool, Log Walk & current area
Adult Spa
Locker Rooms & 4 Family Changing Rooms
Strength Training
Circuit Training
Cardiovascular Training
Stretching Area
Personal Training Station
Massage/Consultation Room
Group Exercise/Dance Room
Two 50’ x 74’ Poured Rubber Courts
Elevated Running Track (1/10 Mile)
Wet Crafts Room
Kilns (2)
Pottery Wheels (8)
Dry Crafts/Meeting Room
Drop In Nursery
Pro Shop
Wildcat Auditorium (available for rental)
Senior Lounge (Activity Room, Office/Storage)
Tennis Courts (5)

Westridge
Outdoor leisure pool
14' water slide — outdoor
Splash fountain / water features — outdoor
Indoor multi program pool (25 yards long x 9 lanes wide)
Indoor Youth Pool
Indoor spa
Family changing rooms
Large multi purpose gymnasium - Indoor soccer, Indoor in-line hockey (adult and youth), Indoor volleyball, Basketball
Lounge with juice/snack refreshments
Aerobics / Dance studio
Cycling Studio
Large cardiovascular / free weight areas
Indoor running track
3 Tennis courts
Large lawn / game area
Batting cages
Pro Shop
Outdoor playground
Multi-purpose rooms

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Old 09-29-2007, 08:04 PM
 
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I think the paths in HR are fine for biking or walking. i think there may be some unpaved ones for mountain biking, too, but I'm not positive. In my limited experience, I tend to see serious bikers or joggers earlier in the morning and moms with strollers more around mid-late morning. I'm a mom with a stroller, so I can't speak first hand about biking. I just move over to the right if I see anyone coming.
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Old 09-29-2007, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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There are also city owned rec centers in many towns that have similar amenities.
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:58 AM
 
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Thanks for the info
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