The Board of Directors is currently working with MIG and architecture firm Barker, Rinker, Seacat (BRS) on the design for a community recreation center to be located at the intersection of Highway 86 and County Road 17. The design effort is being led by a committee of citizens who began meeting in April to assess and discuss community needs, resident desires, program priorities, and facility design.
The committee conducted a community survey to gain input from residents and received over 950 responses, with over 95% of respondents expressing general support for a recreation center in Elizabeth. The survey results, while not scientific, helped the committee prioritize desired program elements and provided valuable feedback from those supportive of the effort as well as those that may have concerns about the project. The committee has been asked to work within a $15M construction budget and has made several design recommendations to the Board which have been accepted. Committee recommendations on the facility design to date include: a strong focus on aquatics, with a leisure pool emphasis, a HS size gymnasium, fitness space, program / activity rooms, childcare room, and needed support spaces.
Once initial draft designs are completed by BRS, the committee will host a number of open houses and invite residents to come review the drafts and provide further design input. Please be sure to attend an event and help us get this design right. Check back here occasionally for news and updates and to stay in the loop on the Elizabeth Recreation Center Project!
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