As the Center nears its twentieth year of operation, mechanical systems including the aquatic center air quality control unit are in need of replacement. These large systems have reached their life expectancy and replacement will enable the Center to continue to handle its large volume of daily visitors. The project will also include enhancements of the member experience through improved and expanded amenities as well as energy conservation strategies. A project to create an additional 140 parking spaces and a new turf field for Clayton High School is concurrently under construction.
Architect RFQ: 7/3 - 7/27, 2018
CRSWC Presentation: Nov. 30, 2018
Project Bid: March 2019
Construction Start: May 2019
City Bonds: 5.3 million
School District Bonds: 5.3 million
Center Closure March 13-22
Throughout the construction process, we have been committed to doing everything we can to keep our facility as open as possible. However, we are now faced with the need to shut down for HVAC replacement and interior demolition. Rather than schedule several two to three-day closures, we have determined that the best course is to close The Center during spring break (March 13 – 22, 2020) while schools are not in session. This is traditionally a slower time for us with many of our residents and members traveling. The Center will reopen for normal business at 5:15 am on Monday, March 23.
During the closure, Center members will have complimentary access to The Heights by presenting a valid membership card at their front desk. Visit The Heights’ website for hours and additional information: http://www.richmondheights.org/departments/parks_and_recreation_cooperative/the_heights/
This closure will enable us to reduce the total duration of construction by 4 to 6 weeks with a new approximate completion date of mid-May.
All fitness and aquatic classes occurring on closure dates have been canceled. Programs have been prorated for future registrations, and any previous registrations that included those dates will be credited for the class(es) missed.
Spring Break Camps
Spring Break Camps will proceed with the following alterations:
- Zarky Soccer - moved to CHS Stuber Gym
- Climbing Wall Camp - canceled
- Lunch Bunch - moved to CHS Commons. No Subway available.
- Zarky Sports - moved to CHS Stuber Gym
- Fencing Camp - Moved to CHS Commons
Forms and additional camp details are available on the Camps page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of common questions about the project and their answers. This section will be updated periodically throughout the project as specifics become available.
Center Renovation - Fitness
Center Renovation - General
Center Renovation - Membership