Virtual groundbreaking for Kennesaw Recreation Center next Wednesday

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The virtual groundbreaking for the new recreation center at Kennesaw’s Adams Park with be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

The event, hosted by the City of Kennesaw and Kennesaw Parks & Recreation will be broadcast on the city’s Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/CityofKennesaw

According to a press release from the City of Kennesaw:

The Recreation Center is a two phase project. Phase One (25,000 square feet) includes two full size basketball courts, a fitness room and office space. Construction of Phase One is estimated to be completed in 13 months. Upon completion, the 42,000 square foot Recreation Center will feature: three basketball courts, a fitness room, a gymnastics center, two meetings rooms and office space.

The center was approved at the July 6 meeting of the Kennesaw City Council.

Parks Director Steve Roberts said at the time that the city started the bid process with thirteen qualification packages from applicants to build the center, which was subsequently narrowed to four.

The contract was ultimately awarded to Gay Construction Company for a little over $7 million.

The funds for the first phase of the project come from the 2016 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), and the second phase is dependent on voters passing the 2022 SPLOST in November’s election.

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