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New Vernon Recreation Centre entrance opening up next week

An artist's rendering of the $1.3 million project to upgrade the Greater Vernon Recreation Centre.
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April 13, 2016 - 5:00 PM

VERNON - You’ll be able to see what construction crews at the Vernon Recreation Centre have been working away at when the new entrance is unveiled early next week.

The Recreation Centre is re-opening the front entrance and main front parking lot — which have been closed for construction since June 2015 — on Monday, April 18, 2016. The work is part of a $1.3-million project to upgrade the facility.

"This will be a soft opening as there are still a number of aspects of phase one to be completed, including final work on the registration office, landscaping, installation of benches, tables and the startup of the food kiosk,” Director of Recreation Services Doug Ross says in a media release.

Phase one of the project includes a new bridge, extensive work on the main entrance, lobby, staff office areas, flooring, lighting and air handling systems as well as the installation of a healthy food kiosk.

The project will now move to phase two, which includes the installation of disabled accessible doors at the west entrance and a pool viewing area, as well as upgrades to flooring, lighting and storage.

Starting Monday, April 18, the west entrance and hallway will be closed for six weeks to allow for phase two to be completed. 

The public is being asked to use the Performing Arts Centre and main parking lots on the east side of the creek and to access the facility through the new front entrance.

"We have been very pleased with the fact that participation levels have remained high during phase one and we hope that will continue for phase two of the project,” Ross says.

It’s hoped all of the work will be completed by the end of May 2016.

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