South Suburban breaks ground on regional recreation complex
On May 14, South Suburban Parks and Recreation (SSPR) celebrated the official groundbreaking of its new regional recreation complex. The facility is being constructed on District property, located south of East County Line Road, and just west of South Holly Street in unincorporated Douglas County.
South Suburban Board Chair Scott LaBrash and SSPR’s Executive Director Rob Hanna gave brief remarks about the project and its benefit to the community to a host of municipal and county officials and leaders. Hanna and the SSPR Board, along with principals from Adolfson & Peterson, the general contractor for the project, and Perkins + Will, the project’s architect, joined in the groundbreaking ceremony.
The regional recreation complex is the District’s newest facility in nearly twenty years. The 206,000 square-foot recreation complex will include a fieldhouse with two synthetic turf fields and two gymnasiums with Pickleball courts, three sheets of ice and District administration offices. SSPR is investing nearly $61 million in the project that will replace the 50-year-old South Suburban Ice Arena and the South Suburban Administration Offices.
The facility will also provide an opportunity for drop-in sports, including Pickleball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse and field hockey. There will be rental space for parties and meetings. SSPR expects more than 300,000 participants and spectators will visit the facility each year.
The facility is expected to open to the public in December 2020. For updates on the project, visit ssprd.org/recreation-complex.