Community Center: rehab or replace?
Original post made on Apr 25, 2012
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on Apr 25, 2012 at 12:16 pm
Replace the pool with a year long swim center, build a childern pool with a water park theme, doesn't have to be a full water park, just some design elements. Skate park, this can be piece meal, maybe build a skate store so the money from the rent can be used to maintain improvements. The C.C. build is a bigger undertaking, it is old and tired, it was build in another century, we haved a city of over 70,000 people. Build one with meeting space, classrooms, a small performing art for small plays, childern theatre, movie showing, and other small events with a outdoor bowl for the same kinda of events. Have a plaza with shade and space for art shows and tables for gameplaying, see about a coffee bar that would see ice cream. Build a real nice playground, people would want to bring their kids to the park. Update the tennis center, put in a locker room, tennis club house. Start the "R" Park Friends to raise money and get companies and businesses involved.
on Apr 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm
Hmmm, I'm old & tired and built in another century.
Our neighborhood is almost 60 years old and for the most part is very nice looking. The reason is upgrading and rebuilding.
on Apr 25, 2012 at 2:39 pm
Let's save money and refurbish the existing building. Little things, like the small pavilion mentioned above could make the existing building really nice. If it's not about to fall down, I don't see why we should spend money tearing it down and building a new one. Sure, a brand new building would be nice, but so would many other things.
I agree with Bryant about not adding more parking. We should encourage other modes of transportation and we should be careful about adding structures that we have to maintain for many years to come.