City to conduct survey on proposed recreation center
by Staff Reports
June 05, 2012 08:48 AM | 2024 views | 5 5 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — The city will hire a firm this week to find out what residents would like to see when the city’s new recreation center is built.

When voters approved the $25 million parks bond in 2009, the City Council had earmarked $3.75 million for a new recreation center. The city plans to tear down the 1.8-acre Elizabeth Porter Center on Montgomery Street between Cole and Allgood streets and build a bigger facility on the site.

Parks director Rich Busssaid he intends to hire FourSquare Research Inc. for $28,000 to survey about 600 people about what they’d like to see in the new recreation center. Buss expects the process to take about three months.

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FormerRecKid
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June 28, 2012
Yes, restore the Lawrence Street pool! Not everyone can get to (or afford) the Cobb Aquatic center.
BringIt Back
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June 17, 2012
Irked: Who do you think operates public schools, some Pre-K centers, colleges, and other learning institutions where they have classes for a variety of subjects from A to Z such as Astronomy to Zoology? Though you feel that swimming should be excepted and have young children potentially drown? What a sink or swim attitude!
BringIt Back
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June 05, 2012
As water safety is extremely important and the Lawrence Street pool has been closed for years,there is a need for a public swimming pool with free or inexpensive swimming lessons. Either build a pool there or repair and restore the Lawrence Street pool back to its former glory when numerous day care centers, youth groups and families took Red Cross approved lessons and the pool also gave welcome relief in the summertime heat. Not everyone has air conditioned homes and the Cobb Recreation Center can be a long walk and expensive for many families.
irked
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June 07, 2012
Are you kidding? Teaching people to swim is a role of the government?
Volleyball2012
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June 05, 2012
The city needs to include a volleyball facility.
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