Creedmoor’s new community center will be officially open for business on April 28, just one day after it celebrates the new facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ribbon-cutting will be April 27 at 7 p.m.
The Creedmoor Community Center is part renovated building and part new recreational facility that provides space for the city’s community events and programs, according to Angie Perry, city recreation and events coordinator.
“We are thrilled to open the Creedmoor Community Center to the public,” Perry said. “It has been a long year without recreational events and programs. We can’t wait to bring the community back together in this new space.”
Among the indoor spaces is the Willow Oak Room, a rentable ballroom for community and private events, as well as flexible classroom space that can be divided into two spaces, an aerobic exercise room and a computer lab. In addition, it is the new home for the South Granville Senior Center, which includes a prep kitchen, administrative offices, and a sunroom leading outside to a deck.
The new gymnasium features a full-size basketball court, an open exercise area with gym equipment, an indoor walking track, and recreation staff office space. Just outside the gym is a partially shaded, paved walking track and a multipurpose athletic field.
A new recreation software program is scheduled to be in place closer to the official opening, Perry said, which will be used to sign up for all programs and classes at the new facility.
The project was begun in January 2018 with design work by Durham architect firm MHAworks, PA, a commercial architectural firm that does planning, architecture and interior design. The driveway configurations were changed to accommodate the multipurpose space, Perry said.
The newly constructed gymnasium portion is located at 108 E. Wilton Avenue. The Senior Center’s address is 114 Douglas Drive and the Willow Oak Room space is 116 Douglas Drive.