CORE Recreation Center

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Project Planning Phases

Park Planning Process: Construction Phase

Current Status: Construction Contract Award and Preconstruction Meetings


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.


  • 2022: Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding, Construction Award
  • 2023-2024: Construction
  • Late 2024: Opening

Project Cost and Funding

  • The construction cost is estimated at $26.6 million, funded through a combination of Lease Revenue Certificates of Participation, Park Impact fees, Quimby fees, and Landscape and Lighting Assessments.


New Facility Name Chosen

The Cosumnes CSD Naming Committee selected CORE Recreation Center for the new facility name after evaluating over 100 submitted names.

  • CORE embodies the goals of health, movement, wellness, and action. 
  • The new recreation center will be the CORE of the community.
  • CORE originated from the abbreviation of "Cosumnes Recreation". The acronym gives the center personality and a youthful approach.

CORE Design Completed - Construction Bidding Underway

BRS Architecture finished the project design in November 2022. The project moves to the bidding stage. Bids are due January 31, 2023. Thereafter the Cosumnes CSD Board will evaluate and select the lowest responsive bid.


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

Design Threads

BRS Architecture, the project architect, focused on two overarching design threads in designing the center: Tapestry and Energy


A weaving of separate ideas to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. The center will be a place where the individuals of a diverse community can come together as one. See more


Energy is directly related to activity. The building itself will appear dynamic to reflect the energy of the activity within. Energy encompasses the physical energy required for fitness and sport, but also the thrill of competing, the combined enthusiasm of a team, and the elation of the pure enjoyment of physical activity. See more



  • 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 financing plan for Morse Recreation Center.
  • Summer 2022: Construction Documents Phase
  • Winter 2022-23: Bidding/Selection of Construction Contractor


  • Spring 2023 to Fall 2024 (18 months): Facility Construction Phase
  • Late 2024: 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.