Grand Opening Celebration

Join us for our Grand Opening Celebration!

Saturday, May 15th 2021
6171 S Wheatlands Pkwy – Aurora, CO,(Near the Wheatlands Park)
Festivities include:
Ribbon Cutting
Equipment demos
Kids activities
Face painting
Lawn games
Bounce house
Food trucks and refreshments
Food trucks from 11am-1pm

December Update

As we reflect on the last year, we are so thankful for everyone who has helped to make our dreams of a new recreation center in SE Aurora come true! We have gone from foundation to roof this year and are so thankful for everyone who has worked on this project.

As construction continues inside the building for 2021, we will no longer be providing monthly construction updates on this website and instead encourage Wheatlands residents and those interested in joining the YMCA to visit the newly launched YMCA website for the Aurora Family YMCA going forward:

We wish you and your families a happy holidays and wonderful New Year! We look forward to the grand opening and celebrating with you next year!

November Update

November marks some big activities on site as the roof is being completed and interior work can begin. Below are the construction updates for November:

  • Framing is beginning in the lower level
  • Ceilings in the locker room areas are beginning
  • Main level rough ins and straps are getting started
  • Rough in Pool overhead electrical completed
  • Rough in HVAC ductwork
  • Rough in Pool fire sprinkler system
  • Metal panel screens
  • Roof level steel beams and trusses have been placed
  • Installing roof curbs
  • Flat roof installation and sloped roof installation
  • Layout interior stud walls

October Update

Below are some of the key tasks completed over the last month:

  • Main level deck was split into 2 separate pours and both are now completed
  • All main level steel and deck is now in place
  • Backfill going on around the building
  • Roof steel is nearing completion and all roof josts have been installed
  • Overhead ceiling work for MEP and FIre Sprinkler trades is now underway on the lower level
  • Rough in of the pool and touch ups taking place
  • HPC coatings for beam pockets in the Natatorium was completed this week prior to roof joist being set in place.
  • We are prepping for building envelope work to begin
  • Retaining wall is complete and now preparing to seed the site to establish stabilization before winter hits
  • Framer is starting on the upper level
  • Nearing completion of lower level plumbing rough ins
  • Electrical rough-ins within the crawl space areas are currently in progress

Topping Off Celebration

A BIG THANK YOU to all the community members who came out and celebrated the structural completion of the YMCA Recreation Center at Wheatlands!

During the celebration, community members signed the final beam and took tours of the facility. Sue Glass, the President and CEO of the Denver YMCA, spoke on the important milestone for the project. She also shared all the work the YMCA is doing during COVID19 for the community.

We look forward to celebrating future milestones and thank you again to everyone who joined in the topping off ceremony!