River City High School, West Sacramento Recreational Center

West Sacramento, California

  • FIRM

    DLR Group


    Washington Unified School District

  • AREA

    94,499 sq.ft.





The City of West Sacramento partnered with Washington Unified School District and the architect to design a joint-use recreational center on the campus of a new high school. The recreational center is a true community asset, serving the student population and the West Sacramento community.

Upon entering the public lobby, guests ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY2,400COST PER SQ FT$266.02FEATURED IN2009 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYCommunity Center/Joint Use engaged immediately in the activity that surrounds them: pick-up games in the gymnasium, board games in the lounge, and weightlifting in the cardiovascular area.

The center’s icon is a 32-foot-tall freestanding rock-climbing wall situated behind a glass curtainwall. As an increasingly popular sport, rock climbing provides a physical challenge for all ages. An auxiliary gymnasium meets the needs of River City High School and provides residents with indoor sports opportunities such as basketball, volleyball and badminton.

The 56,800-square-foot outdoor Family Aquatics Center features three pools, including a 35-meter competition pool shared with the school district. Other amenities include a zero-entry family play pool with a "lazy river," a waterslide pool, tennis courts, athletic fields and a 3,000-seat multi-sport stadium.