Rec center expansion kickoff planned

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The town is inviting residents to help kick off the start of the much-anticipated expansion project for the Parker Recreation Center.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion and renovation is scheduled for 2 p.m. May 7 at the rec center, 17301 Lincoln Ave. The construction work will add an indoor leisure pool, lazy river, new waterslide, aquatic climbing wall and a therapy pool. Eight family changing rooms will be built, along with several new areas: a half gymnasium, classrooms and fitness studio. Renovated locker rooms, expanded parking and enhanced exterior architecture are also part of the plans.

Mayor Mike Waid promises to mark the milestone with a special surprise, plus giveaways. The project will be completed in early summer 2015.