The event of Hofpark Waggener is making good progress

While the decision to build a large recreational facility on the property of Waggener Farm Park in Berthoud was and remains a controversial decision, the facilities and amenities that are under construction and will open to the public late this fall are top notch.

City officials gave the surveyor a tour of the entirety of the development last week. While “around 30 workers”, according to the city officials who led the tour, were working on everything from various contractors, from flat work to ceiling installation and installation of the two-story slide, which will open into its own pool in the water sports center, one stood out : the facility will be a beneficial addition to Berthoud.

The property itself will not only house the leisure center itself – a large building that will house offices for the city’s leisure staff, a water sports center, a fitness area, a climbing wall, and a large gym – but also a large area with an outdoor basketball court, skate park, multi-purpose fields , a large playground, walking paths and a covered pavilion with toilets.

Progress on the facility remains on schedule and on budget, according to city officials, and the entire park will open when everything inside and out is ready for full public use. The layout of the physical space within the leisure center itself went through a handful of changes during the final design and construction process, but the amenities promised to taxpayers by Berthoud have remained intact.

The finishing process takes place in the reception center itself. During the tour on offer, contractors installed wood ceiling tiles in the entrance area, an area that will house the check-in desk, a small lounge area with vending machines, a beautiful brick fireplace, and a fireplace with space for a large flat-screen TV. Behind the check-in counter is the door to the administrative officers and directly on the left the door to the party room. The room is spacious and has kitchen facilities as well as its own entrance to the water sports center; This makes the room ideal for birthday parties or other events.

In a long hallway with high ceilings, to your right is the children’s observation room (for children aged three months to nine years old), a room where parents can let their children play under supervision, and has a spacious outdoor play area right next to it Inner space. On the left is the entrance to the changing rooms for women and men as well as a separate area for families.

Further down on the right is the entrance to the large gym. Fit and equipped to host both basketball and volleyball, with accompanying baskets, nets, official podiums and stands, fully manoeuvrable with the latest technology. The gym is also surrounded by a walking path.

The end station of the Breezeway is the bouldering wall on the right, fit for short-distance climbing fitness and on the left the two-stage fitness area with dumbbells, weight machines and numerous cardio machines. Adjacent to the open fitness area is the group fitness room, in which both personal and virtual courses for all types can take place.

The water sports center will offer several amenities. A three-lane sports pool with a diving area (no diving boards, due to lack of space) at the southern end. A lazy river feature, a lifestyle pool great for aqua aerobics and other such classes, and a zero-entry kids’ pool with a variety of kid-oriented features. The two-story slide has both its own staircase adorned with a large mural of the Front Range mountains and an area for those who use the slide.

The city made use of the large amount of space available outside. In addition to the skate park, basketball and pickleball courts and the spacious and multifunctional playground, there is a community pavilion to the north of the playground, similar to the one in Pioneer Park and ideal for large and small gatherings. The outdoor area also includes a “Food Truck Lane”, where “some” mobile caterers can park and serve their various snacks and starters to the assembled crowd.

The appraiser will continue to monitor the development of the Hofpark Waggener recreation center and the associated facilities until it opens. The city recently launched a website, accessible at, which has details and photos of the development.

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