Roanoke Parks and Recreation invites residents to a community engagement meeting regarding the redevelopment of Eureka Recreation Center. The meeting will be held at the Melrose Branch Library Community Room on Tuesday, December 6 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Located in Northwest Roanoke, Eureka Recreation Center is heavily used throughout the year for after school programs as well as athletics and event rentals. The building was originally constructed in 1965, and was found to have the most condition issues in a 2019 department-wide facilities assessment. The facility has inadequate recreational spaces and antiquated mechanical/structural systems in various states of disrepair and obsolescence. For these reasons, redevelopment of the Eureka Recreation Center was identified as a top need in the Parks and Recreation 10-year Master Plan.
Through this redevelopment project, the Eureka Recreation Center will better serve both youth and those young-at-heart by providing opportunities to participate in team sports, one-on-one play, classes, programs, activities, games, and community functions. Improvements and modernization to the facility will spark and reenergize the surrounding neighborhoods, providing a welcoming social center for residents.
“Receiving resident feedback is essential in this process,” notes Michael Clark, Roanoke Parks and Recreation Director. “We look forward to working collaboratively to develop a modernized recreation center that will make for a more welcoming, inclusive, multi-generational, and equitable recreation experience for all ages and abilities.”
As part of the community engagement meeting, residents will have the opportunity to hear from members of the Parks and Recreation Department. The architectural team will also be available to share design concepts and potential amenities for the new facility. Residents are encouraged to provide input and feedback as part of the process. The meeting will be held Tuesday, December 6 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Melrose Branch Library Community Room (2502 Melrose Ave NW, Suite D, Roanoke, VA 24017).
For all media inquiries, contact Molly Hagan, Marketing Coordinator for Roanoke Parks and Recreation, at Molly.Hagan@RoanokeVa.gov or 540-853-5573.