Walnut Hill Recreation Center is undergoing its first major renovation since being built in the early 1960s. It received a senior center addition in the 1990s, but this project will be much more extensive and thorough, says district manager Kevin Chaney.

The remodel will yield new furniture and recreation equipment along with an updated electrical, plumbing and heating and air conditioning systems. The roof will be replaced, and the entryway expanded. The total cost is $1,871,352. The funds came from the 2006 bond package.

The project will be done in three phases and is scheduled to be completed by next summer, Chaney says.

During the remodeling, Walnut Hill’s east gym, the adjacent bathrooms and the senior center will remain open. The summer gymnastic camp will also continue at the rec center. Other activities, including martial arts and dance, will move to Marcus Marcus Recreation Center or Churchill Recreation Center.

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