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Recreation for All:
Longmont Recreation Ballot Measure


In Partnership with the Let’s Get Physical Initiative Committee


This election season, the residents of Longmont will vote to fund a package of recreational hubs to ensure all Longmont residents have easy access to health, wellness, sports and community programs and resources. 


The ballot issue would fund a new rec center and help support the construction of a new and improved Longmont YMCA with an ice rink, pool, childcare center/preschool, fitness center and affordable housing.


Supporting Longmont’s recreational ballot measure will provide the growing Longmont community with the recreational facilities and programs it needs. Longmont has outgrown its current rec center and must fund more resources and spaces that help adults and seniors access wellness support and programs, provide children with recreational opportunities and improve quality of life in Longmont. 

This ballot issue would:

  • Fund a new rec center on the west side of Longmont, including a wellness center, gym, aquatics center, splash pad, community space and outdoor spaces.
  • Initiate a land swap between the YMCA of Northern Colorado and the city of Longmont, putting the new YMCA in the location of the current Centennial Pool; the city would acquire the current Longmont YMCA location.
  • Partially fund the construction of an expanded YMCA and much-needed affordable housing.
  • Help fund improvements to the existing Longmont Rec Center: expansion of fitness area, whole-facility painting and color scheme update, locker updates, shower upgrades (individual showers), a new leisure pool and play slide, and ground water remediation.
  • Lay the groundwork for a stronger partnership between the city of Longmont and the YMCA — making Y access easier for residents.

A Look at the new Longmont YMCA

The New Longmont YMCA will be a four-story 67,610-square-foot facility at the corner of E Mountain View and Alpine. Here are some of the highlights of the new Y:

  • Expanded affordable childcare and preschool
  • 25-meter indoor/outdoor pool
  • Fitness spaces (cardio and strength) and group exercise studios
  • Gymnasium
  • Pilates reformer studio
  • Locker rooms
  • Indoor Ice rink
  • Indoor track
  • Child watch (childcare while you work out)
  • Turf field
  • Outdoor farm
  • Affordable housing
  • Adaptive housing
  • Parking
  • Partner program for rec center members

A Look at the New Longmont Rec Center

The New Longmont Rec Center would be located at Dry Creek Community Park and would include spaces and programs for residents of all ages and interests. Here are some of the features of the new facility:

  • Indoor lap pool, leisure pool and warm water therapy pool
  • Expanded fitness center
  • 3 indoor courts
  • Running track
  • Yoga studio/group exercise space
  • Flexible programming space for seniors, youth and other groups
  • Outdoor fitness areas
  • Outdoor splash pad/water area
  • Special events space


Benefits of Longmont’s Recreation Ballot Measure

There are many of reasons to invest in Longmont’s long term well-being. Here are just a few:

  • Providing easier access to fitness and wellness programs to Longmont residents, helping residents combat chronic disease, enhance health and improve quality of life.
  • Unveiling year-round ice programs in Longmont, including youth and adult hockey, learn to skate, figure skating, rec skate and more.
  • Improving health equity in the community.
  • Increasing opportunities for adults and seniors to create community and avoid isolation.
  • Expanding youth activities, sports and enrichment programming, which will help young people and children stay active, engaged and uplifted.
  • Boosting community connections among neighbors.
  • Adding much-needed more affordable housing.


Learn more during upcoming information sessions:

Sept 25, 7pm, Centennial Pool Town Hall

Sept 30, 11am, Grossen Bart Brewery
(Hockey specific)

Oct 11, 6:30pm, Longmont YMCA Open House

Oct 18, 7pm, Virtual

Oct 25, 7pm, Virtual 


Ballot Issue Details

The ballot issue asks to approve a mill levy and sales tax increase to fund the construction and operation of a new city of Longmont recreation center at Dry Creek Community Park as well as a land swap and funding for a new YMCA. The land swap would put the new YMCA in the location of the current Centennial Pool; the city would use the current YMCA location for affordable or attainable housing. The ballot measure would allow the city to fund improvements and upgrades to the existing Longmont Rec Center.

What Will It Cost?


Paid through a Property Tax Mill Levy up to 20 Years:
$93.93/year on a $500,000 Residence

0.11% Sales Tax Rate Increase for Operations
11 cents on a $100 Purchase


$12 million toward new YMCA.
Paid through a Property Tax Mill Levy:
$71.50/year on a $500,000 Residence

Limited to 3 years

Land swap between City + Y of Northern Colorado:
No extra cost


$5 million toward improvements to current rec center. Paid through a swap of an existing funds: No extra cost