State-of-the-Art Facility & Arizona Highly Performing Charter School Elevate Ironwood Crossing into One of the Premier Communities in the East Valley
Fulton Homes will open the doors on its 2.4 million dollar Ira A. Fulton Aquatics Center on Friday, June 18. Located in the Ironwood Crossing Community at Westbrooke Road and Barnes Parkway, in Queen Creek, the aquatics center features a 6,837 square-foot pool available to Ironwood Crossing residents. In August, Fulton Homes will also be welcoming Legacy Traditional School, an Arizona Highly Performing charter school to the Ironwood Crossing Community. Over 540 children have already been registered for the new Legacy facility, which will house over 700 students in its first phase with 26 classrooms, a gym, stage and kitchen, as well as a full complement of playgrounds and sports fields.
“We’re excited to offer this spectacular amenity and outstanding school to the residents of Ironwood Crossing,” said Fulton Homes CEO Douglas Fulton. “Not only are ‘we proud to build homes that you’re proud to own,’ but we’re also in the final stages of building out one of the most beautiful and complete communities in the east valley.”
The aquatics center features two main sections, one with three tiled 79-foot lap lanes, and the other for smaller children that includes three interactive water features. The outdoor facility boasts 12,524 square-feet of pool decking for lounging and sunbathing. A 1,257 square foot splash pad graces the area comprised of “tot turf” for added comfort and safety. 16 interactive ground-spray jets help to keep residents cool, along with a “Poly Palm” water tree and interactive waterfall.
The new aquatics center also has open park areas, a 25-foot umbrella, a community Ramada for family get-togethers, and restroom facilities. The children’s area is separate from the main pool area and fenced off so that water safety is realized. The main pool area has separate restroom facilities, and a giant sail shade structure covers half of the gigantic pool to protect residents from the sun. There are also four additional 25-foot umbrellas for ample shade.
“We’re proud to open this phenomenal aquatics center and this much needed community meeting place will be a great addition to the Ironwood Crossing Community,” remarked Dennis Webb, Vice President of Operations for Fulton Homes. “This is the only master planned community in the east valley with an aquatics center of this caliber and Ironwood Crossing is truly becoming a haven for families and couples alike looking to settle in a community that caters to their needs.”
The Legacy Traditional School is planned as a back-to-basics institution that uses Spalding Language Arts and Saxon Math as its core curriculum. In addition to the core subjects or reading, writing, and math, Legacy will also provide students a well-rounded education in Science, Social Studies, PE, Music, Art and Computers.
Legacy will initially serve grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. The campus is designed to accommodate future buildings and eventually the school hopes to serve Kindergarten through 12th grade at its Ironwood Crossing location. Parents interested in the school should visit http://www.legacytraditional.org or call (520) 423-9999.
“This school represents our future here in the east valley,” notes Fulton. “We remain committed to the future vitality of the housing market in Arizona and our vision is to make Ironwood Crossing the premiere community for families in the southeast valley.” Fulton added.
Paradise at Ironwood Crossing was recognized in 2009 by Builder Magazine as being one of the Top 10 Best Selling Communities in America. In addition to the aquatics center and charter school, designs are also on the books for a new church in the Ironwood Community.