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Groundbreaking Held for Eureka Recreational Center

PHOTO GALLERY: Take a look at who attended the groundbreaking ceremony of Eureka's future $6.865 million Recreational Center.

The idea of a new Eureka Recreational Center has been about 15 years in the making, with Eureka residents several years ago passing a sales tax to cover the funding of such a facility.

On Oct. 28, an official groundbreaking ceremony was hosted at the new site, located off Missouri Route 109 South, to mark the milestone.

Eureka Mayor Kevin Coffey thanked everyone, including city staffers, for patiently manuevering through a necessary, lengthy process. "The team responsible for building the new center also has been patient with staff while we get our dream achieved," he said.

Coffey recognized Eureka Park Board member Ann Moore for being a huge part of the people "seeing things through" and "getting steps done."

The new recreational center will be a great addition to Eureka, said Coffey.

He said the target date for the center to open is during this summer. More pool and fitness equipment recently were added to the plans.

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Michael Blacketer November 10, 2012 at 04:29 AM
Are there pictures / plans that we can see? Would love to know what its going to look like.
Julie Brown Patton November 10, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Michael, to see proposed layouts/plans, you can go here: http://www.eureka.mo.us/departments/parks-recreation/recreationcenter/
Michael Blacketer November 10, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Where is the work out equipment at in these plans? All I see are meeting rooms and office space mainly on the 2nd floor. One little aerobics room, unless that's it above the gym? Other than that it looks great,can't wait for them to open. Hopefully the fees are ALOT less than the y...

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