New Stockton Recreation Center opens

Stockton’s new Recreation Fitness Center officially opened on Tuesday, September 19 with all the equipment being moved from the former downtown location to the new location at on South Cypress, next to the new swimming pool.  The new facility will have it’s official debut on Friday, September 29 with an open house from 3:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m. and a ribbon cutting scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

The new facility has 4,400 square feet of fitness space and includes all the weight and fitness equipment that was in the former building, but has added space for locker rooms, including showers.

The Recreation Commission Board worked over the last few years to save money for the down payment on the new facility and then worked with the Stockton Public Building Commission, which issued the bonds for the remainder of the $260,000 project.  The bonds will be paid for with the budget funds and membership fees.  Bridget Starbuck is the director.