Suggestions welcome on new rec center name
September 7, 2004 - Mayor Bill Haslam is asking
for the community's input in renaming the former Eastside YMCA, which
will reopen this autumn as the city's newest recreation center.
"I welcome suggestions about who we should honor in naming this wonderful
community facility," said Mayor Haslam. "I believe the center should
be named after someone who has made a major contribution to the youth
of the city of Knoxville."
Nomination forms are available on the city's
web site and at City of Knoxville recreation centers.
The new East Knoxville Recreation Center, located at Wilson Avenue
and Castel Street, houses a gymnasium, indoor pool, fitness room,
meeting rooms and kitchen.
The 20,000-square-foot facility is undergoing a significant refurbishment
that includes new paint, replacing the roof, upgrading the heath and
air conditioning system, repairing mechanical pool equipment and adding
a new wood gymnasium floor and basketball goals.
Work is expected to be complete by November.