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Improvements Coming To Briarwood Recreation Center

September 25, 2020

Now that all of the new pool upgrades have been completed, Brookhaven is now focusing on improvements to the Briarwood Recreation Center itself.

At its regular business meeting on Sept. 22, the Brookhaven City Council unanimously approved a contract for Ambience Group in the amount of $84,911 for the renovation of the interior and gymnasium at the Briarwood Recreation Center. The improvements include:

  • Replace flooring throughout, including the resurfacing of the gym floor
  • Remodel men’s and women’s restroom with updated fixtures
  • Paint, replace, and repair trim fixtures of the interior common areas
  • Replace all exterior windows on the front and side of building
  • Replace the cabinets, countertops, sink, and shelving in the kitchen area.
  • The classroom and dance room get a facelift and equipment to enhance rental use

Work will begin in the next two weeks, and scheduled for completion by year’s end.

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Ames Parks And Recreation Commission Seeks Input On Capital Improvements Plan

September 15, 2020

The City of Ames Parks and Recreation Commission will host a public input session regarding development of its 2020-2025 Capital Improvements Plan (CIP). Residents are invited to provide feedback on projects currently in the plan and to share ideas about new projects for the Parks and Recreation Commission to consider. The input will take place during the Commission’s virtual meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17.

The CIP is funded through a 1-percent local option sales tax. Parks and Recreation projects average approximately $850,000 per year. The Parks and Recreation portion of the 2020-2025 CIP can be viewed at

Some of the more significant projects currently in the plan are:

  • Transition two tennis courts to six pickle ball courts at Emma McCarthy Lee Park
  • Installation of accessible canoe/kayak launch at Ada Hayden Heritage Park
  • Installation of a restroom at Gateway Hills Park
  • Replacement of
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Faustini & White Announce Park Improvements and Recreation Updates

     South Plainfield – Council President Christine Faustini and Councilman Derryck White, this week, announce plans to improve Cotton Street Park, Putnam Park, Shadyside Park and Pitt Street Park in late 2020 into spring of 2021. They also are providing news and updates about our Senior Center and our fall recreation programs

“I want to thank the entire Mayor and Council in supporting these much-needed improvements to our parks. With all that is going on, we need to make sure that our community has a place to enjoy for years to come and making improvements to these facilities are important,” said Councilman Derryck White.

“On the recreation and parks front we have done as much as we could in this very challenging and unique year,” said Councilwoman Christine Faustini, who serves as the liaison to Recreation and the Senior Center. “A big thanks goes to Recreation Director Elizabeth Yarus, Senior Center

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