Lucas County Commissioners Announce Plans to Upgrade Recreation Center


TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) — It appears a facelift is in the works for the county recreation center, as Lucas County commissioners discussed improvement plans Monday.

County commissioners held a press conference to discuss a submitted proposal for the recreation center’s overall plan.

Lucas County Commissioner Gary Byers said county officials received a response from a company that has a “proven track record” of developing more than 25 high-performance sports, recreational events and events. entertainment facilities, including the Cedar Pointe Sports Center located in Sandusky.

He added that the quote request will include all aspects of the leisure centre, including the building, sports fields and courts. The commissioners did not indicate the name of the bidding company.

The recreation center is located between Key Street and Michigan Avenue in Maumee and covers approximately 70 acres. The property includes Ned Skeldon Stadium, seven baseball and softball diamonds, six outdoor handball courts, and the Northwest Ohio Quarter Midget Racing organization’s running track.

Additionally, the property is home to six tennis courts, a soccer field, a running track, and a walking path.

County Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak said she was confident in the commissioner’s decision to improve the building and its offerings.

“We will have more information on how to make it a beautiful place with many opportunities with both the current types of recreational uses and some additional uses that are more fashionable and what more young people are looking for. and families,” she said.

As the Stewards look to the future of the centre, they are also celebrating its storied past by offering the Ned Stadium seats to supporters.

“I think anyone who has ever been to The Ned in town will find it particularly nostalgic and interesting. We’re going to develop a priority system so people can apply for one of these chairs and have a little piece of history,” Byers said.

You can email the board to apply for a stadium seat at: [email protected]

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