City seeks feedback on developing recreational center

The city of West Lafayette is getting closer to adding an indoor aquatics and recreational center. The facility is now in the initial stages of planning.

Posted: Jan. 6, 2018 9:53 PM
Updated: Jan. 8, 2018 10:31 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The city of West Lafayette is getting closer to adding an indoor aquatics and recreational center.
The facility is now in the initial stages of planning.

The West Lafayette community is excited about the healthy trend that the city is promoting. Plans are to break ground on the new building at the corner of Kalberer and Salisbury in West Lafayette.

The city is looking for feedback on how to design the building from the public. Dennis said they are coming into this project with the community in mind.

"So it's a community-driven project," said Dennis. "So the more information we get the better empowered we're going to be to make a decision that's going to be acceptable to the most people."

Purdue student Alex Smith said this will be a great resource for folks who have run out of other options on campus.

"We'll like every Wednesday go and play wallyball, and it's no longer an option for people that have graduated," said Smith.

Dennis said he's leaving everything open for opinion on this project. 

"What they would like the facility to look like, and maybe the size of the pool," said Dennis. "Maybe other amenities within the facility and move forward from there."

City officials hope to break ground on the rec center within the next year. They hope to be finished with the project by 2020.

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