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PALMDALE — Residents of Antelope Valley are being asked for their thoughts on what a proposed regional recreation center should include.

Workshops are held on Mondays at the Marie Kerr Park Recreation Center, 2723 West Rancho Vista Blvd. (Ave. P) and, Wednesday, at the Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center, 3850 East Ave. S.

Both workshops start at 6:30 p.m.

One of two joint ventures in partnership with Lancaster, the Regional Recreation Complex is proposed as an approximately 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that will provide year-round indoor opportunities for social interaction, learning, enjoyment and fitness, according to the staff report.

Palmdale City Council in July approved a $307,485 consulting contract with Denver-based Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture for the conceptual design and site selection of a regional recreation center.

“An exciting new project is underway and we are looking for your help to make it a creation of your community,” said Nick Godin, director of the city’s capital improvement program. Godin is project manager for the Palmdale Regional Recreation Complex. “Please join us for these important community meetings to help develop the new regional recreation complex.”

Some of the potential amenities the resort could include include an indoor gymnasium, indoor and outdoor synthetic turf courts, indoor walking track, multi-purpose rooms, fitness rooms with lockers, rock wall, boxing, a pump bike track and handball, racquetball and pickle ball. courts.

The complex could also include computer workstations, space for informal small group seminars, or office/meeting space for nonprofits and local schools to provide services to young people.

Other fitness options include a playground suitable for those with physical or cognitive limitations, an indoor hot therapy pool, an indoor cool water exercise pool, and other water activities.

Multi-level grassy outdoor seating for small groups and neighborhood events or a drive-in movie set-up is also a possibility.

The actual equipment, services and activities to be included in the PRRC will be the result of community collaborations and staff recommendations.

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