Jefferson City’s new 80,000-sf recreation and wellness center

The facility will be co-managed by Lincoln University and the City of Jefferson – Parks, Recreation, and Forestry.

December 15, 2017 |
The LINC with the fitness center shown in the window

Courtesy of KAI Design & Build

The LINC Recreation & Wellness Center in Jefferson City, Mo., offers 79,808 sf of space spread across three floors. The project is a collaboration between Lincoln University and the City of Jefferson – Parks, Recreation, and Forestry, and will be co-managed by the two groups.


The LINC's fitness centerCourtesy of KAI Design & Build.


The LINC’s main level features four full-size gymnasiums, parks department offices, and classrooms. The second floor includes a fitness center with cardio and weight training equipment, meeting rooms and classrooms, an elevated walking track, and the university president’s suite, which overlooks the university’s football field. The basement level houses the Lincoln University athletic department. An additional 2,000 sf of indoor program and meeting spaces can be rented for small events or large gatherings.


A meeting space in The LINCCourtesy of KAI Design & Build.


The building includes two separate data networks for the two separate agencies. Security and privacy concerns prevented Lincoln University and the parks department from sharing a single network. Spaces that will be used by both entities, such as classrooms, have color-coded jack outlets so users can identify which of the two data networks they are connecting to.

KAI Design & Build provided MEP and fire protection engineering for the facility.


A classroom in The LINCCourtesy of KAI Design & Build.

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