The Missouri Parks & Recreation Association’s (MRPA) Fall 2018 issue celebrates the “exciting community value” of the Maryland Heights Community Center via a new feature article. The piece focuses on the community center’s increased space and resources, strategic design, and focus on enhancing user experience.
It also highlights that “upon opening, the community recreation center became an instant source of pride for the community of Maryland Heights, when more than 2,000 members of the public visited the grant opening. In the first eight months of operation, the center welcomed 84,000 visits from members, had an attendance of over 38,000 for its rental facilities, saw 5,000 seniors attend senior programs, and served hundreds of children with disabilities. The building has become an exciting beacon for the city and is driving measurable value and positive impact for Maryland Heights and the greater St. Louis community.”
The article can be found on page 29 of the MRPA’s online issue. Here is a key excerpt:
On increased space and resources
The community center offers more space and a greater variety of activity areas while maintaining key elements to support the unique community programs its predecessor offered. Key recreation features include a two-court multi-use activity court, group exercise rooms, expanded weights and cardio training areas, a cycling studio, indoor walking/jogging track and an indoor family pool with three fitness lap lanes. Community amenity spaces include a multi-use events space, a pre-school, a baby-sitting area, dedicated seniors space, meeting rooms and a police substation.