Rec center feasibility study gives the city positive results, Steering committee excited about moving forward

This is the proposed layout of the recreation center that was submitted for the feasibility study. While the rec center steering committee notes that there can still be changes made to the plan, most of the amenities and the size will likely stay the same.

                  Kathy Deimerly says she has been wanting to see a recreation center in Clarion for more than ten years. She wants to see a place that Clarionites both young and old can enjoy all year long and embrace as a special part of the community. This is why she became one of the leaders on the rec center steering committee that was formed a couple of years ago. Recently, Deimerly and her fellow committee members got some good news when they received the results of the feasibility study the city ordered for the recreation center. The center is indeed a feasible idea for Clarion.

As the committee explained in a town hall meeting last June, a feasibility study is an important step for the city to take before the rec center could proceed beyond the early stages. Stone Planning, a firm out of Chicago, was tasked with preparing the study last summer and sent the finished product to the city in January. David Stone, partner at the company, recently attended a city council meeting to present the study and answer questions.

For the full story, see the Feb. 28th edition of the Monitor.