OROVILLE, CA- Feather River Recreation and Parks Districts (FRRPD) is considering selling its activity center property due to the cost of operation and maintenance.
The property has a daycare center as well as a gymnasium for gymnastics training.
Since the FRRPD purchased the property in 2010, it has had six different managing directors.
They tried to make it work within its budget, but couldn’t.
The recreation center’s general manager, Shawn Rohrbacker, said that although they are selling the property, they still plan to offer its services elsewhere.
“We are trying to keep the building until gymnastics ends in June and the same with the daycare and are still trying to transfer that program and gymnastics and other programs we have to other partner agency facilities” , said Rohrbacker. “Right now we’re doing things we do in high school or other elementary schools, so we’re hoping to transition those spaces there.”
In a November 18 meeting, a financial analyst told the board that FRRPD’s 15 parks and facilities would need about $15 million to maintain. It was then that the council decided to sell the property.
Rohrbacker said they hope to sell the property next spring.
The money from the sale would be used to maintain other facilities and provide more competitive salaries for staff.
Rohrbacker plans to transfer as many positions as possible to other locations.