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Posted on: January 9, 2023

New Aquatic and Community Center Progress Blog Entry by Sean Ward, Parks & Recreation Director

aerial view of the rear walls and plumbing/electrical work going in at the gym

Holiday Festivities Came and Went, Bringing with them New Year’s Goals and Resolutions

by Sean Ward, Director of Parks & Recreation

1.9.23

Auld Lang Syne has been sung. Holiday festivities came and went, bringing with them New Year’s goals and resolutions. People all across the world are thinking of creative ways to lose the unwanted extra pounds brought forth by grandmas’ cookies and hearty family meals.  Here in the Parks and Recreation Department, we are thinking about it too.

While we were getting through the holidays, the construction crews made great progress on the site and continue to plod along. We can finally see a tangible product come into focus, with intangible possibilities of programming, fitness, and fun. As you drive by the sight, and the gymnasium comes into focus it may look like just bricks and steel right now, but we see year-round programming. When the abutting senior fitness area comes into focus, you may just notice the dimensions, but we see hundreds of people daily getting in shape and creating a better life for themselves.  When community center rooms start to take shape, people might look at the space it is taking up, but we see yearly parties and celebrations, and events.  And as the pools are getting formed, you might see big pits with poles and tarps, but we see thousands of smiles and can already hear the laughter from all the kids who are going to enjoy each aspect of the pool.

Take a look at the goals the Parks & Recreation Department has for this project.

Gymnasium     

  • 12-month programming for adults and children, including:
    1. Pickleball
    2. Volleyball
    3. Basketball
    4. Soccer
    5. Youth After School Programs
  • The indoor base for the Mayfield Heights Day and Teen Camps

Senior Fitness Center

  • 12-month open facility 

Community Center & Multipurpose Rooms

  • 12-month rental 
    1. Parties and Weddings
    2. Social groups 
    3. Adult programming 
    4. Youth Programming

Pool 

  • Amusement Park-like atmosphere
  • Swim lesson times more conducive to schedules
  • Cabana rental for privacy 

So many more goals are to come as plans continue to develop. So many ways to stay in shape, gather with your friends and have some fun. Next year at this time it undoubtedly will be the place where those extra holiday pounds will be worked off, but for now, we keep seeing the possibilities come into focus. Keep up to date on the progress of the aquatic & community center by visiting HERE, and don’t forget to check out the construction progress pictures HERE. Read other blog entries HERE

 

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