Current Repairs

The Boulder Parks and Recreation Department (BPR) is repairing the gym floor and a pool leak.

Project Overview

In late 2021, SBRC’s boiler failed and flooded the gym. In addition, a pool leak was increasing the moisture levels in the gym. We are coordinating these two repairs while continuing a reduced level of service at the facility.


September 30

The new gymnasium floor has been installed! Court lines will be painted the first week of October and we anticipate opening the gym to community use on Wednesday, Oct. 5. In addition, starting the first week of October, SRBC will be open until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday! We’ll also be open Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. depending on staff availability and community demand. We will continue to evaluate SBRC’s operating hours and update them as needed.

All pool leak repairs have been completed and the pool deck has been removed. Contractors are now replacing the concrete and will start filling the pool and installing the pool deck. The pool should be ready to go by the end of October/beginning of November.

The studio room is being converted to a new community room and will be a fun space for birthday parties, meetings, and for teens to drop-in and hang out. In addition, in the old racquetball court, a new ninja obstacle course room will be installed! Both the new community room and ninja obstacle room should be ready in November.

We’re excited to provide additional services soon for community members of all ages with lap and family swim times, open gym and structured play, and new spaces for programming and community celebrations.

A big thanks to city staff and our community as we adjusted operations, organized projects, and got our facilities some necessary maintenance.

As work is finalized and facility spaces reopened, we plan to hold reopening celebrations.

Come on in and see what’s new at SBRC!

September 19

Construction is happening fast at South Boulder Recreation Center! The new floor is being installed and painted in the gymnasium and racquetball court areas.

Our current plan is to open the gymnasium for classes and drop-in activities the first week of October and increase the amount of available hours for SBRC.

We'll post more information about these plans when we have them.

September 14

We're making progress! Gymnasium floor materials are on-site and floor preparation is underway with installation happening soon.

All pool leak repairs have been completed and the pool deck has been removed. Contractors are planning to start replacing the concrete the week of Sept. 21.

Thanks for your patience as we work on these two repairs simultaneously.

August 10

Pool leak repairs are still underway, and we hope to have them completed with the pool reopened by October. Although, thanks to the rain this summer, we’ve discovered a new leak in the building. We’re working to repair it before we install the new gymnasium floor.

We’ve picked out the flooring we’re going to install, which is a multi-sport floor that is designated for use in competitive sports.

The flooring is a "class 3" sports floor with a medium amount of shock absorption. It's designed as a no slip/no skid/no burn floor and will play like a wooden basketball court.

We’re planning to install this floor sometime in August, pending the pool repair progress and building leak repair status.

May 26

Pool leak repairs have begun. The initial pool leak was identified and repaired, but during testing a leak in an adjacent drain pipe was identified. The construction crew is excavating the area to review the severity of that break.

The pool leaks have elevated the moisture levels in the gymnasium, so we will fix these leaks before the new gym floor can be installed.

April 15

The flooring has been successfully removed! The next phase of the work for the project is to install a new flooring system. The new flooring system for the gymnasium and satellite rooms takes into consideration all the different ways the floor is used and who uses it. This includes:

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Pickleball
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Group Fitness (which uses up to 35-pound dumbbells)
  • Multi-purpose uses, including chairs and tables on the floor

The city has put out a Request for Bid (RFB) for the flooring system installation with responses due on April 29. A contractor will be selected shortly after bids are received and evaluated.

The floor replacement work is expected to begin in mid-June when the Facilities Department has completed moisture mitigation work from the pool.

The timeframe for the completion of the floor replacement project will be coordinated with the selected contractor.

March 21

The water-damaged floor has been successfully removed from the Pilates room, gymnasium, and racquetball court. Thanks for your patience as we have started this project and kept South Boulder Recreation Center open.

We don't know what kind of flooring system will be installed, however we anticipate it will be some type of multi-use, potentially vinyl flooring type, that will meet the facility and community members' needs.

Working with the project's contractors, we hope to have new flooring installed in June.

March 11

We are finding a flooring product that can meet the primary needs for the space as a large indoor exercise area and is sensible given the short remaining lifecycle of the building. We are receiving quotes for the removal of the current gym floor.

Construction is scheduled to begin the second week of March, so be aware that there will be noise, dust, and odors from floor cutting activities, in addition to construction traffic on the north side of the recreation center. Construction will last up to two weeks.

We plan to close the pool from late May to early June, when outdoor pools are open, to repair the pool and replace the gym flooring. The gym will remain closed until that time.