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Project Updates

The Olney Rec Center Rebuild project launched with a community kick-off event in May 2019. The first phase of the project consisted of community engagement, which included 5 interviews, 2 focus groups, and community conversations at 12 local events. Project partners collected 864 surveys, mostly from youth, to better understand what community members value about Olney Rec Center and what they want to see in the new rec center. During this phase architects and engineer  conducted a thorough site assessment of Olney Rec Center. They conducted a detailed inspection to determine the conditions of the building, systems, and site before beginning the design phase.

With a thorough site assessment complete, construction partners then estimated the rough costs associated with the renovations and replacements that would  be necessary. After reviewing the costs and the programmatic needs at ORC, the decision was made to demolish the current Olney Rec Center building and construct a new structure. The existing gymnasium will remain and will be renovated. The new Olney Rec Center grounds will feature an outdoor recreational track and artificial turf multi-sport field, updated basketball and tennis courts, new playgrounds, a new sprayground, and more!  

Where We Are as of Fall 2021

 Click here to see the September 30th. 2021 Groundbreaking.

 ​  ​Click here to watch a recording of the Virtual Info Session held on March 6, 2021 or March 10.2021.

   Click Here to see pictures from the March 27th Open House

Whats Next?

  • Site Closed to the public early November
  • Abatement and Demolition
  • Construction