Parks and Recreation Board discuss community recreation center

According to a survey done by a Salt Lake City company, the Logan Recreation Center needs some improvements. The future of the Logan Recreation Center was discussed at the Logan Parks and Recreation Board Wednesday morning. Parks and Recreation Director Russ Akina said the suggested improvements would cost between $12 to $18 million. The suggested improvements would bring the building up to date and make it energy efficient. Currently the building, which sits at 195 south and 100 West right next to Logan High School, is used by Logan High for physical education and sports practice space and has hours that it’s open only for the community. It has been mentioned by community members that there just isn’t enough time or space for everyone. “We’re in a time of the year when most recreation activity has to be indoors because of the conditions like we have right now. So we’ve got everybody trying to find time and space to be under one roof and it’s really tough,” Akina said. Several options for forward movement were discussed Wednesday, though no decisions were made. The board discussed making an entirely separate center for the city, breaking the resources into several satellite facilities throughout the community, or focusing more on youth programs instead of adult recreation. A joint meeting between the Logan Municipal Council and the Logan City School District will take place this April, where the matter will be discussed further. The Logan Parks and Recreation Board also discussed collecting memories from the community. The board is looking for pictures and memories from any of the cities parks. Any stories, pictures or videos taken at any of the city’s parks are welcome and may be used for a city leisure guide or in a display at the library. To contribute, call Debbie Harvey at 716-9244, or e-mail her at –

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