GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – After being closed for over a year, the South Greenville Recreation Center is set to reopen this weekend.
A reopening ribbon cutting ceremony is happening on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the facility on Howell Street in Greenville.
Since closing in October 2015, the facility has undergone more than $3 million in renovations and additions to more than double its size to the current 18,815 square feet.
Among the features of the new facility are a gym, reception area, staff offices, ADA compliant weight room, a computer lab, classrooms, a game room, ADA restrooms with lockers and showers, a Police Athletic League classroom, and a multi-purpose room.
The new facility is also the City’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental and Design (LEED) Silver Certified building, a certification it received for its sustainable design and green features.
The improved recreation center is a unique partnership between the City of Greenville and Pitt County Schools.
The City has financed the majority of the costs for the new facility with the assistance of a $600,000 contribution from Pitt County Schools.
As a result, students at neighboring South Greenville Elementary School will have access to the facility for physical education classes and special events.
PCS will also be assisting with some of the maintenance costs.