CONTRIBUTED BY SOUTH SUBURBAN PARKS AND RECREATIONS
South Suburban Parks and Recreation (SSPR) officially broke ground on its new regional recreation complex.
The complex is being constructed just south of East County Line Road and west of South Holly Street in unincorporated Douglas County.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place on Tuesday, May 14, at 4 p.m.
SSPR’s Board Chair Scott LaBrash and SSPR’s Executive Director Rob Hanna gave brief remarks.
This community-driven project is the District’s newest facility in nearly 20 years. The 206,000 square-foot recreation complex will include a fieldhouse with two synthetic turf fields and two gymnasiums with Pickleball courts, three sheets of ice and District administration offices.
In addition to three sheets of ice, the facility will provide an opportunity for drop-in sports, including Pickleball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse and field hockey. There will also be rental space for parties and meetings.
SSPR is investing approximately $61 million in the project that will replace the 50-year-old South Suburban Ice Arena and the South Suburban Administration Offices. The new facility is expected to open in December 2020.
The general contractor is Adolfson and Peterson and the architect is Perkins + Will.
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