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Meeting on Park building slated

Adia Waldburger, of the Record staff

The Park City recreation department is contemplating a big move, but they are looking for a little input first.

The object of discussion is the City Park recreation building, home of the department’s summer day camp, which also houses public restrooms near the park playground.

"The main thing is, it’s not just summer day camp use, but restrooms that affect everyone," Moran said.

To get that input the department is holding a public meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 5-7 p.m. Park City Recreation coordinator Jessica Moran said the parents of the day campers have already been invited to the meeting, but she hopes to see anyone that has an interest in the park. This could include the summer softball leagues, playground users and all patrons of the park.

"It’s a good opportunity to contribute to a big part of the park," Moran said.

The recreation building was built in 1986 and hasn’t been updated since that time. The new design concept of will be available for public viewing at the meeting.

A year ago, city recreation officials met with different stakeholders, such as library, hospital and city maintenance workers to discuss what changes were most necessary in the building. The resulting suggestions were converted into a design. At the top of the recommendations were expanding the space and addressing safety issues.

Moran says that they hope to have a larger multi-purpose room, an art room and possibly interior bathrooms that cannot be accessed by the general public.

"Right now, it’s not conducive to hosting 50 kids in the summer," Moran said.

A larger space will also expand the usage possibilities for the building. Moran hopes to see the remodeled building house larger groups or be rented to private parties on occasion.

Moran says that her entire department is very interested to hear what the public has to say about their design ideas.

"We’re pretty excited about it," Moran said. "The day camp is one of our largest programs, so that’s a lot of parents that put in a lot of input on what is essential. It’s almost a second home for their kids in the summer."

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 5-7p.m. at the City Park recreation building, located at 1400 Sullivan Road in City Park. Those unable to attend may call Moran at 615-5414.


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