Plans are underway for the construction of a 40,000 square foot athletic center and gymnasium in Fort Morgan, Colorado that will go up inside the city’s new Centre Pointe Plaza.
The facility will be designed to replace the city’s long-standing Armory Recreation Center, located at 528 State Street, which officials say is no longer large enough to accommodate local recreational needs.
Work could begin sometime next spring on what is expected to be a $10 million facility that will include space for exercise rooms, two basketball courts, a multipurpose gymnasium, and a children’s play area.
Additional amenities will include the creation of both a splash pad and two soccer fields outside the center.
The current facility is nearly 100 years old and served originally as a training facility for the National Guard. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Fort Morgan officials have been working in the last several years to create a complex that would feature a number of city facilities on what has been up to now around 100 city-owned acres of vacant space.
The Center Pointe Plaza could in the years to come see the construction of both a new City Hall for Fort Morgan, as well as a variety of other local government buildings.
By Garry Boulard
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