Two cutting-edge recreation and events facilities were approved for acquisition by the Cheyenne City Council this past Monday night. This is an exciting expansion for Cheyenne's Recreation and Events, and will foster community engagement in a variety of sports and events.
One of the facilities acquired by the city is the BEAST Foundation property on Sunflower Road for $4.25 million, a move that will revolutionize the Recreation Division’s sports offerings, especially for youth. With a generous $750,000 donation from BEAST Foundation owners, this 28,000 square-foot multi-purpose facility boasts volleyball, basketball, and pickleball courts, alongside versatile classroom and event spaces. This acquisition not only expands the current program but also grants the Recreation team the autonomy to program seven days a week.
“This purchase will give the Recreation team the opportunity to expand current programs, offer new programs, … and host community events,” said Jason Sanchez, Community Recreation & Events Director. “We’ve never owned our own gym space, so this is purchase provides opportunities we wouldn’t have otherwise.”
The City Council also green-lit a $5.4 million contract with Richardson Construction for Cheyenne’s upcoming gymnastics facility, slated for completion by April 2025. Located beside the Ice & Events Center, the facility aims to meet the growing demand for gymnastics programs, accommodating 378 participants with an additional 316 on the waiting list. Funded by various sources, including the Real Property Revolving Fund and ARPA, this facility promises to be a game-changer for Cheyenne’s gymnastics enthusiasts.
“This will be a game changer for our gymnastics program,” said Sanchez. “There is a lot of interest for gymnastics in Cheyenne, and this facility will help meet that demand.”