Sunday, January 12, 2014

Barry Farm Recreation Center closes for demolition; center to be replaced

The Department of Parks and Recreation announced January 10 that Barry Farm Recreation Center will close to make way for a new facility.   According to the release,
  • Barry Farm will be closed between January 10 and December 2014 so the current facility can be demolished and the new facility built
  • Normal Barry Farm programming will be offered at Birney School (2501 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE - entrance is on the parking lot side) starting Wednesday, January 15
  • The new facility will be 30,000 gross-square foot and include a gymnasium with spectator seating, multipurpose room, kitchen, fitness room, teens' room, game area, computer lab, a seniors' room and lounge
  • The outdoor spaces will include a synthetic athletic field for various sports, basektball courts, and more.   The outdoor pool will become an indoor pool with new features including lap lanes and a leisure pool.   The pool is scheduled to be completed this summer.

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