On Friday, July 24, the Windsor Community Recreation Center expansion project officially broke ground! The event surrounding this momentous occasion was highlighted by a beach theme, large sand pile, and more happy children than you could count on one set of fingers and toes. Melissa Chew, former Windsor Parks, Recreation & Culture Director, kicked off the day’s festivities by introducing and thanking the parties involved in making this project a reality for the Town of Windsor.
Melissa then handed the microphone to Ken Bennett, Chair of the Parks, Recreation, & Culture Advisory Board who provided the crowd with a brief history of the project. In February 2012, the Town of Windsor commissioned BRS, GreenPlay LLC, and Water Technology, Inc. to analyze options for the expansion of the Windsor Community Recreation Center. Over the course of the feasibility study, the team studied two possible configurations, conceptual cost and detailed needs for each of the program areas.
Once complete, the addition will include a natatorium, with leisure pool, three-lane lap pool, and water slide; child watch room; party rooms; weight/fitness room; aerobics room; and an auxiliary gym. In addition, site improvements consist of increased parking area, a sun deck, and tot lot.
Finally, the big moment arrived! In line with the true spirit of Parks and Recreation, the children joined right in to help the adults with the ceremonious turning of the first sod. It’s hard to believe there will a natatorium in this same spot by September next year!
Everyone enjoyed the celebration and the time spent with old friends. Pictured below are Dave Hammel (BRS), Melissa Chew (Windsor), Steve Blackburn (BRS), Jim Pinkard (Pinkard Construction), and Windsor Town Manager Kelly Arnold. Some of these folks have been working together for a few decades. I know, I know, you’re wondering how it can possibly be true when each of them isn’t a day over 35!
Most importantly, the beach party was a success with hot dogs, snow cones, and happy kids! It was an honor to participate in this special occasion. It’s clients like ours who make us excited to get up and come to work at BRS each day!
Posted by Rebecca Lavezzary on July 31, 2015 at 04:54pm
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