Gilbert's Freestone Recreation Center closed for remodeling Dec. 23-Jan. 3

Freestone Recreation Center
The Freestone Recreation Center will undergo renovations Dec. 23-Jan. 3. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Freestone Recreation Center will undergo renovations Dec. 23-Jan. 3. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Freestone Recreation Center will close Dec. 23 for nearly two weeks for a remodeling project.

The town plans to replace 12,000 square feet of flooring; put in new countertops, fixtures and walls in the bathrooms and locker rooms; add fresh lighting; replace lobby furniture; add foosball and pingpong tables and padding in the gymnasium; put new signage at the facility; add television sets in the fitness center; change the holds route for the rock wall; and other aesthetic improvements.

The town anticipates the center, 1141 E. Guadalupe Road, will reopen for use Jan. 4 with a grand reopening scheduled for from 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 11. It will include giveaways, free passes, membership specials, facility tours and vendors on-site.

The center plans to honor the town’s centennial in 2020 by helping patrons achieve fitness goals with 100 days of fitness in which those who spend at least 30 minutes a day being active for 100 days will earn a chance to win a Fitbit Charge.

The parks and recreation department’s McQueen Park Activity Center, Southeast Regional Library and the Gilbert Community Center will remain open while Freestone undergoes renovations.


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