The replacement of the Senior Center is recommended in the Comprehensive Master Plan adopted in December 2018. The Senior Center was sold and demolished to make way for the Nido and Marianna Qubein Children’s Museum. The Senior Center is currently in a temporary space at the former Oak Hollow Mall site.
The site selection process has begun.
City Lake Park
The renovation of City Lake Park is recommended in the Comprehensive Master Plan adopted in December 2018. The park was originally built in the 1930s as part of the Works Progress Administration. Renovations include the gym building to a new meeting and event center. Pool renovations to be family-focused provide an additional water slide, lazy river, zero depth entry pool, 50 Meter pool, and a splash pad. Park improvements include additional parking, accessibility improvements, a new outdoor stage, and green space. Finally, a pedestrian bridge connecting City Lake Park to the High Point and Bicentennial Greenway over City Lake will be constructed.
The total project budget is $24,562,408, funded by the following sources:
General Obligation Bond $9,500,000 Two-Thirds bonds $5,300,000 Bond Premium $ 909,660 Interfund Loan $8,352,748 Parks & Rec Trust Fund (PARTF) Grant $ 500,000 $24,562,408
A ribbon cutting is scheduled for the Meetings/Events Center on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 10 a.m. Substantial completion for the entire project is slated for late November 2022.