The City’s Parks & Recreation Department has been busy addressing key recommendations that emerged from the 2018 Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Plan, with a focus on using information from residents as we plan park improvements and service delivery enhancements.
One significant recommendation that emerged as a direct result of community feedback is to revisit the issue of inadequate indoor recreation and community gathering space. Most notably, the findings of a statistically valid survey indicated that 81% of respondents supported a feasibility study on a multi-generational indoor recreation facility.
At its July 8 meeting, City Council established a Community Center Study Group to guide this process.
Members of the Community Center Study Group are:
|Dianne Albrecht||Friedl Bohm||Kelly Boggs-Lape|
|Greg Comfort||Wendy Gomez||Merry Hamilton|
|Fawzi Hidmi||Nick Lashutka||Chuck Manofsky|
|Linda Mauger||Linda Moulakis||Brian Perera|
|Margie Pizzuti||Matthew Rule||Todd Walter|
The group will begin its work this summer, with the goal of presenting its findings and recommendations back to Council early in 2020.
Please watch for updates on this exciting process and how you can be involved.
The scope of the study will include, but is not limited to:
- Ensuring that the study process includes extensive opportunities for community participation.
- Assessing the community’s needs and existing conditions, including options for the replacement of the City’s existing Senior Center.
- Reviewing the facilities and models of operation in other communities.
- Reviewing Upper Arlington’s history relative to the community center issue.
- Identifying possible locations, desired amenities and projected costs.
- Exploring funding strategies for constructing, operating and maintaining a prospective facility, including consideration of public/private opportunities.
To view documents associated with the Community Center Study Group, search our Archives Portal – Special Commissions & Task Forces using the following Project Names:
- Community Center Study Group