Project: building rehabilitation projects at three recreation centers
Announced: February 14, 2018

Three recreation centers will undergo major rehabilitation work to repair or replace aging, obsolete and failed building components. The projects range from roof and drain-pipe replacement to electrical and HVAC work, and require partial or full closure of the buildings during the summer. This is the first in a series of rehabilitation projects at neighborhood park buildings, funded by the 20-Year Neighborhood Park Plan (NPP20).

Whittier Recreation Center

Scheduled project dates and scope: June 8 to August 31, 2018
Roof replacement for the recreation center gym

How it affects the recreation center and the park:

  • The gym will be closed.
  • The wading pool and playground, located near the gym, will be closed for safety reasons.
  • Mueller Park and Bryant Square Park are recommended nearby locations for wading pools and playgrounds.
  • The rest of the recreation center and the park will be open.

Kenwood Community Center

Scheduled project dates and scope: June 11 to August 30, 2018
Repair of collapsed drain pipes and flooring throughout the building; additional building work for energy efficiency and accessibility

How it affects the recreation center and the park:

  • The gym and the park will be open.
  • The rest of the recreation center building will be closed

Fuller Recreation Center

Scheduled project dates and scope: July 5 to September 30, 2018
Repairs and rehabilitation of the electrical and HVAC systems

How it affects the recreation center and the park:

  • The entire recreation center building will be closed.
  • The fall Rec Plus session will begin in a portable classroom on the site, and move to the recreation center when it re-opens.
  • The wading pool will open as scheduled and operate for as long as possible, but will close when electrical work begins.
  • The rest of the park will be open.

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