Georgetown Parks and Recreation to host Recreation Center Feasibility Study public input meeting March 8
As Georgetown continues to grow, it is important to evaluate the recreation needs of our residents. The Parks and Recreation Master Plan was adopted in February 2022. One of the objectives was to renovate and expand the Georgetown Recreation Center and build a new recreation center to address the need for additional space to meet population growth and demand.
The City of Georgetown is conducting a Recreation Center Feasibility Study to assess the community’s need and desire for recreation facilities that could expand existing activities and services. The study includes, but is not limited to, the following tasks:
- Evaluate the existing Georgetown Recreation Center site for potential renovation and expansion
- Identify and better understand Georgetown’s need for additional indoor recreation space, including a new recreation center
- Review recommendations for relocation of the existing Georgetown Tennis Center
- Assess partnership opportunities with nonprofit organization, private organizations, community groups, or other local governments
On December 7, 2022, the City of Georgetown issued a Request for Qualifications for the Recreation Center Feasibility Study. Of the six responses received, the selection committee unanimously agreed that Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture was the most qualified to perform the study based on their Statement of Qualifications. The selection committee was comprised of Parks and Recreation Staff and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board members.
This sixteen week study includes the following tasks:
- Task 1 – Visioning, Planning, Building Program, Data Collection, BRS Card Game
- Task 2 – Develop Program Options and Site Evaluation
- Task 3 – Building & Site Test Fit with selected Programs, Program Refinement, Benchmarking & Proforma
- Task 4 – Finalize Program, Site and Concept Plans and Proforma
- Task 5 – Final Report to City of Georgetown
Public Input Meeting
We want to hear from you! A public input opportunity will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8 at the Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St.
The meeting will serve as an opportunity for the public to provide input regarding updates to the existing Georgetown Recreation Center and the option to build a new recreation center to address the need for population growth and demand. Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, the City’s contractor conducting the study, will present the latest national recreation center trends. Then, residents will be able to vote with dots to choose the recreation activities they desire in Georgetown.