CORE Recreation Center

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Project Planning Phases

Park Planning Process: Construction Phase


CORE Construction Update: July 2023

CORE Recreation Center construction started with removing 6,700 cubic yards of dirt. This required 30 trucks hauling away 500 truckloads of dirt. With the site flat, excavation work started for underground utilities and steel beam footings. Soon the elevator pit will take shape, followed by forms for the building foundation.

Check back often for construction updates.


A two-story, 54,000 square-foot recreation and fitness facility on 3 acres of undeveloped land within Morse Community Park, located at the corner of Bellaterra Drive and Fire Poppy Drive. The recreation center will expand recreation programming and increase service levels through individual and group fitness, drop-in and registered activities, sports classes, leagues, and tournaments.

Construction Cost and Funding

The Cosumnes Community Services District Board approved $31.5 million to construct CORE Recreation Center, funded through a combination of Lease Revenue Certificates of Participation, Park Impact fees, Quimby fees, and Landscape and Lighting Assessments.


Planned Amenities

  • Large fitness areas with cardio equipment, free weights, and functional training 
  • 2 aerobic/fitness exercise rooms; a multi-purpose room for birthday events and programs
  • Outdoor fitness equipment
  • 4 indoor basketball courts with 6 pickleball and 4 volleyball overlay courts
  • Indoor jogging track
  • Locker rooms and private changing rooms for individuals and families
  • An event lawn and a bouldering/slackline area

 See the Plans



  • 2019: Over 1,100 residents provided input and ideas at public meetings and through surveys. Indoor gym space and fitness space were two of the most requested design elements. Full survey results can be viewed in the Morse Recreation Center Business and Operations Plan (PDF). 
  • June 2019: GreenPlay, LLC was selected to evaluate the feasibility of a new recreation center. The resulting Business and Operations Plan (PDF) confirmed community support and financial viability of a new facility.  
  • November 2020: The Cosumnes CSD Board approved the Morse Recreation Center Business and Operations Plan, a funding plan, and authorized staff to seek an architect to design the facility. 
  • April 2021: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture (BRS) was selected as the architect after a competitive RFP process involving 11 architects.
  • September/November 2021: Facility design concepts and drawings were presented and confirmed at two public Design Workshops. BRS Architecture, the project architect, was directed to proceed on the project. View Presentation (PDF) 
  • March 2022: Design Development Phase complete.
  • April 2022: The Cosumnes CSD Board approves the financing plan for Morse Recreation Center.
  • Summer 2022: Construction Documents Phase
  • Spring 2023: Bidding/Selection of Construction Contractor. On February 1, seven firms submitted construction bids. S. J. Amoroso Construction Company, LLC supplied the lowest bid. On March 1, the Board approved $31.5 million for construction and contingency.
  • May 2023: Construction underway.


  • May 2023 to the end of 2024 (18 months): Ongoing construction
  • Early 2025: Grand Opening 


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Contact Us

For additional information, contact the Deputy Project Manager, Fred Bremerman, by email or phone at (916) 405-5300 or see our list of Frequently Asked Questions.