As planning for proposed renovations at the Bridesburg Recreation Center continues, residents are encouraged to visit this page to keep up with the latest.
Plan Update: June 1, 2015
Work on Phase 1 (security cameras, play area) has been completed. Phase 2 (basketball, tennis courts) work proceeding ahead of schedule and should be completed in one week. Official re-opening will include a ribbon cutting with Bobby, Bridesburg Recreation Center staff, neighbors and the Departments of Parks & Recreation and Public Property. Details on ribbon cutting to come soon!
Plan Update: September 11, 2014
Design is complete (rendering below) and encompasses the following:
- ADA swing
- Additional seating for parents
- Cameras and lighting
- Trees and site work (paving)
- Basketball court improvements, color coating and standards
- Repair, sealcoat and colorcoat tennis courts
- New play equipment, repair of some older play equipment
- New safety surfacing
- Security cameras
A timeline for the remainder of the project:
Fall/Winter 2014: security cameras installed
Spring 2015: Phase 1 of construction
Summer 2015: Phase 2 of construction
Fall 2015: both phases complete.
Proposed Renderings (Click here or on the image below to see a full screen version.)
Plan Update: April 24, 2014
After taking into account some of the resident suggestions that were offered at the February meeting and some of the follow up correspondence in March, Bobby has asked the Capital Programs Office to begin design on the proposed improvements, incorporating new play equipment, improved outside lighting and security cameras and renovations to both the outside basketball and hockey courts.
Additional seating and greenery for the play area will also be added to the plan. The design will also include widening the walkway between the pool and the basketball courts.
There were some concerns expressed at the meeting about the status of the HVAC system inside the center, but Parks and Recreation stated that the current system was installed in 2009. They were aware of the issue with the heat and believe they have addressed it.
On Monday, February 25th, Councilman Henon was joined by representatives from the Department of Public Property and others to speak with the Bridesburg community about the proposed renovations and present plans. Below are some of the initial aerial views of the proposals.
It's important that our children have safe, well-kept and fun places to play. If you share Councilman Henon's commitment to keeping our play spaces updated and safe, join Team Bobby!