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This project was possible with two metro districts, one designated recreation authority and a nonprofit to come together for the good of the community.

On a chilly afternoon on an empty lot, Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) – along with YMCA of Metropolitan Denver, the Wheatlands Park and Rec Authority, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture (BRS), donors and community members – broke ground on the new Aurora Family YMCA at Wheatlands.

This 40,000-sf facility, designed by BRS, will directly support individuals and families with new and expanded Y programs for healthy living, aquatics safety, childcare, education and teen leadership. It will feature a wellness studio, group x studios, cycling studio, party and community room, competition pool and teen area.

"This afternoon we break ground on the Aurora Family YMCA at Wheatlands and we celebrate the vision, advocacy and commitment of everyone here and behind the scenes,” said Kimberly Armitage, VP of Strategic Growth and Membership for YMCA Metropolitan Denver. “This project was possible with two metro districts, one designated recreation authority and a nonprofit to come together for the good of the community. And, it shows how this unique partnership – one that has never happened in the state of Colorado – can venture outside the box and deliver a resource that is both positive and transformative."

The Y will be a resource for all surrounding residents and will seek to help low-income and minority families to bolster health outcomes, reduce drop-out rates, improve academic success, and promote child safety.

About AP

Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) is a family-owned company that is consistently ranked among the top construction managers and general contractors in the nation. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the company delivers innovative and collaborative building solutions for clients across the country from its regional offices in Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis and Phoenix. Founded in 1946, AP serves clients in the Aquatics and Recreation, Healthcare, Higher Education, Hospitality, Industrial, K-12 Education, Multi-Family, Municipal, Office and Senior Living market sectors. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

About the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver

The YMCA of Metropolitan Denver is dedicated to the health and well-being of all. As a catalyst to transform lives and communities, our programs are embedded throughout metro Denver in wellness centers and through partnerships with other nonprofits and community-serving agencies. Each year, the Y brings together over 72,000 children, teens, members, and volunteers to develop a new generation of change makers, deliver lifestyle medicine and uplift communities. The Y is one of 2,700 YMCA organizations nationwide, collectively helping more than 21 million people learn, grow, and thrive. To join, donate, or get more information, visit

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