It’s in the Water!

Old Town Hot Springs has been a cornerstone of the Steamboat Springs community since the late 1800’s serving as a family-friendly, health, wellness, and recreation center built around a hot spring first discovered and utilized by the Ute Indians.  OTHS incorporated as Steamboat’s first non-profit in 1935.  Through the years, and with several renovations and expansions, we now serve over 7,000 members with over 300,000 visits by members and guests to the facility per year.

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Click here to donate to the the Old Town Hot Springs Capital Campaign. Old Town Hot Springs is utilizing PayPal to accept donations. You may use a standard credit card or your PayPal account.

Steamboat Springs’ current population is 12,000 people and OTHS serves a majority of the community, with 8 pools and a 20,000 sq. ft. building with fitness equipment, fitness classes in our one fitness classroom, locker rooms, child care, and massage, all located in the heart of old town Steamboat Springs.  We truly serve as a community gathering place for Steamboat Springs.

In order to continue providing quality facilities and expanded programming at our historic facility, significant capital upgrades are necessary.  This year OTHS is asking donors to help with our capital campaign to fund $10 million of improvements in 2 phases, with Phase 1 proposed for spring of 2018 and Phase 2 for spring of 2021. The campaign will fund $6 million and facility reserves will fund the remainder.  Phase 1 will add a 15,000 sf addition to our current building, allowing us to expand our indoor fitness, health and wellness offerings.  Phase 2 will focus on renovating the lap pool and surrounding play areas; adding lanes, a diving area and expanded water programming for all ages.

The Phase 1 building addition and renovation will nearly double our fitness space and capacity and add a second class room for fitness classes and training programs.  In addition, we will add an indoor walking track to allow for users to have a safe space for walking without worrying about falling in adverse weather conditions.  This indoor walking track will be a first for Steamboat Springs and will serve all users but especially our more senior members.  We are also excited about the addition of an indoor two story climbing wall which will attract users of all ages, but especially the youth of Steamboat Springs.  Our plans also call for a education/conference room with a kitchen to conduct instructional classes on nutrition with real food preparation education.  Finally, the exterior of the building will receive a needed face lift to enhance the entrance on the south side of Lincoln Avenue to Steamboat Springs.

A campaign committee is leading the fundraising efforts and includes staff, board members and community members.  We do not plan to raise membership fees or admission prices beyond normal annual increases for this project.  Long-time Executive Director Pat Carney, who stepped down from her leading role in April 2017, has taken on the position of Project Manager and will focus on the Capital Campaign.  Questions about the campaign can be directed to Pat or Executive Director Stephanie Orozco.

We Need Your Help

Old Town Hot Springs is a 501©3 private not-for-profit in Steamboat Springs.  It does not receive any funding from the City of Steamboat Spring, despite operating in many ways as the town’s recreation center.  While we are able to sustain operations through revenue from memberships and admissions, this project will rely on generous donations from the community. Donations to the campaign qualify for both an Enterprise Zone (EZ) Tax Credit AND the charitable donation deduction for federal and state taxes. Consult a tax professional for specifics.

Project Renderings

  • Exterior 1

  • Exterior 2

  • Weight Area & Walking Track

  • Climbing Wall

  • Spin Room

First Floor Renovation Plan

Second Floor Renovation Plan

Campaign Committee

In order to meet our goals a team of community volunteers, board Members and OTHS staff has been formed This group will focus on facility expansion through a number of avenues, including identifying funding for needed improvements over the next 2-5 years.

The campaign committee is chaired by Eileen Allen and was co chaired by Mary Brown. Mary has resigned after a tragic bicycle accident in August so she can concentrate on her recovery.  We are grateful for the skills, knowledge and sense of humor she brought to the campaign for almost a year. We wish her the very best as she recovers. Other community volunteers are Penny Fletcher, Barb Shipley, Dave Franzel, Becky Lamb, Holly Williams and Kari Nelson. OTHS board members Rich Lowe and Jill Leary are also part of the group which is rounded out by OTHS Executive Director, Stephanie Orozco, and Project Manager Pat Carney.

We want to thank these volunteers for their service in this project and will keep members updated of their work over the coming months.