Work on Sevier Park Community Center is set to begin this summer. The current center is set to be torn down to allow for a brand new facility. The center will include an indoor walking track, gymnasium, community/multi-purpose room, dance room, fitness room, and a game room. The community center will be able to provide more programs spanning a wider age and interest range.
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Construction on the long-awaited Sevier Park Community Center is set to begin later this summer, park officials said.
The current center at 3201 Lealand Lane will be demolished to make way for a new 20,000-square-foot facility that will include an indoor walking track, gymnasium, a community room, fitness center, dance studio and a game room.
The construction won’t impact other uses of the park and there should be minimal effect on surrounding neighbors, said Tim Netsch, planning superintendent with Metro Parks.
The current facility was built in 1964 and hasn’t seen any renovations in recent years.
Metro Parks held a series of community meetings to solicit input on what residents would like to see in the new facility.
“Our new regional community centers have so many features, we’re able to greatly expand our programming,” Netsch said.
“We are able to provide programs for a wider age range and interest.”
Once the community center is complete, the vehicle entrance will be at Lealand, helping to alleviate the traffic on Clayton Street. There will be pedestrian paths from Clayton to the center.
The project will take a year to complete, Netsch said.