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Victory Forest Recreation Center groundbreaking set for Jan. 28

Posted Jan. 21, 2016

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Celebrate the groundbreaking for the Victory Forest Recreation Center at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at 600 W. Biddison St. (the corner of West Biddison Street and South Jennings Avenue).

The center at 3427 Hemphill St. will be used for after-school activities, youth and adult programs as well as summer day camps and senior activities.

The new recreation center includes a gymnasium, fitness room, multipurpose room, dance room, teaching kitchen, children’s play room and restrooms with showers. Exterior improvements consist of a paved patio area, covered outdoor areas next to the fitness room and dance room, a playground, parking, driveways and landscaping.

Certificates of obligation, bond funds, park dedication fees and interest are funding the design, construction and project management in the amount of $6.9 million.

The city council authorized the execution of a construction contract with C. Perry Builders for $5.2 million. The recreation center is in Council District 9.

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