Basin Recreation to celebrate final phase of expansion
New amenities include pool, courts and expanded fitness areas
The Basin Recreation Fieldhouse Expansion plan, which has been in its third phase of construction since June 26 of last year, was completed just in time for summer.
There will be an expansion celebration on Saturday morning to celebrate the finalization of the long process and the Fieldhouse’s new amenities.
“It feels great to be finished,” said Matt Strader, Basin Recreation’s fieldhouse and facilities manager. “The timing couldn’t have worked out any better. The community is already using the facility and enjoying it, and kids are coming after school and playing in the gym. It’s really exciting.”
The new amenities include three volleyball courts, two basketball courts, two soccer/lacrosse courts, six pickleball courts and an outdoor four-lane lap swim pool and warming/hot tub. The Fieldhouse also expanded its upstairs fitness area that now has a stretching/core and cardio area, a party/meeting room and additional support spaces.
The most exciting thing about all of this, Strader said, is The Fieldhouse is now a complete facility.
“Now we have pretty much everything that you could want to offer somebody over here at the Fieldhouse,” Strader said. “You can swim laps. You can play basketball. There’s volleyball, indoor pickleball, a variety of fitness classes, an indoor turf field, the batting cages. The list goes on and on and on.”
In turn, Strader believes that the new facilities will aid in Basin Recreation’s effort to grow its youth programs, as well as build up adult recreational leagues.
“We’ve been using other people’s facilities, such as the school district gyms,” Strader said. “It’s been a great agreement and we still will use some of the school district’s facilities, but now having our own facility to run our own youth programs — basketball, volleyball and adult programs, which we never really done. It’ll really help in that way.”
Saturday’s celebration isn’t a grand opening for those at Basin Recreation, but rather a way to put the construction behind The Fieldhouse.
Those in the community are invited to come and participate in the celebration, which will kick off with the Fieldhouse Five-Miler, the first of a three-run summer series hosted by Basin Recreation called the Mountain Miles Series. Also offered throughout the day will be a plethora of fitness classes, including some in the pool, as well as a variety of activities and competitions held on the Fieldhouse’s many new courts.
Lobster rolls from Freshies and Tacos Hidalgo will also be available for purchase.
On top of that, the Fieldhouse will be free to use all day. And Basin Recreation will also offer a one-time deal for those who may be interested.
“The biggest thing is what we’re going to encourage people to come in between 10 a.m. and noon during the event, because we’re going to have a 20-percent-off pass sale. So, if people want to come to the event and get a nice discount on their membership, they can do that, as well.”
The Fieldhouse will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for those wanting to utilize the free day. The Fieldhouse Five-Miler is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., while the Celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.
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