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Sunday, August 27, 2006

New Community Center

There has been some discussion in the neighborhood lately about the possibility of a new community center in Sylvan Park. This facility might take a form more similar to the Centennial Sportsplex (i.e., including more fitness opportunities, such as an indoor pool and a weight room) . Don't get your hopes up about an ice rink, though.

Any existing plans are very preliminary at this point, but it has been mentioned that either Richland Park (replacing the current public pool) or the current site for the McCabe Community Center are possible locations for the facility.

This could be a wonderful resource for the neighborhood, if it's done the right way. Feel free to post a comment if you have more details to share. I'll post anything else I hear on this topic.


  1. Anonymous5:41 PM

    Love the idea! Can't wait to hear more.

  2. I would support thenotion, but how would it be funded.
    I would first support cleaning up alleys. As attractive as some homes seem to be on the front, there are many thet are in terrbile dissary and even smell bad from the back. Please be mindful that there is someone who has to look at the back of how you live.
    Mike Chilando
    121-123 39th ave n .

  3. Anonymous11:24 AM

    Why would we put a community center in a neighborhood filled with people who can all pay for memeberships at the YMCA, Delta, Club etc?

  4. I'm curious about the funding, too. That is a *great* point about the YMCA and other clubs. I'm not sure what the reasoning is, but I'll post anything I hear.

  5. Anonymous8:26 PM

    I am all for this, and have often wondered why such a small outdoor pool is considered enough for this neighborhood full of people and kids! I would love to be involved with the planning, who could I contact to be involved.

  6. I'm not sure about the planning part, but I will see if I can find out. More to come!

  7. Anonymous11:37 AM

    Please do not consider a new community center for Richland Park. Look at the traffic and parked cars on Park Avenue. What happens at Cohn Adult Learning Center and in Richland Park affects our lives.
    We are your neighbors!!
    We desperatley try to maintain the Victorian homes on Park Avenue for future generations. If you could have seen the faces of the school children who have toured my home, it would make you heart sing. They felt the importance of being a part of the past. I have had as many as 100 a day.

    We have the McCabe Community Center. Enlarge it add a pool. An inside pool may be used by Sylvan Park residents. The outside pool is being used by people who do not live in Sylvan Park according to a survey last summer. Not one person said they lived in Sylvan Park!