$7.5 Million Activity Center Opens at Boundary Waters | Local News

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The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department recently announced that the gates to the Boundary Waters Activity Center are officially open to the public.

The center is located at 4996 Highway/Highway 166. The all-new multipurpose center located in District 2 is a 30,000 square foot facility, the largest construction project in the 2016 SPLOST program with an investment of over $7.5 millions of dollars.

Last month, a grand ribbon-opening ceremony was held to celebrate the eight sports mega-complexes, and it was well attended by the citizens of Douglas County, according to a county statement.

The program included several special guests, color guard Alexander High School presented the flags and the band New Manchester High School performed a variety of musical selections.

There were several speakers, including Douglas County Commissioners, Director of Parks and Recreation Gary Dukes, and former American professional basketball player and longtime television analyst for the Atlanta Hawks, Mike “Stinger” Glenn. guided the program as master of ceremonies.

Since the official opening, the center has been inundated with interested attendees with a host of activities, including fitness classes, free basketball and workouts in the fitness area, according to the county. The establishment also has a team of people who are proud to serve the community.

According to Chad Griffin, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation, “Over the past few months the department has seen some impressive changes and additions to its staff. The Recreation Department continues to grow and add new professionals to its team. Each of them brings a unique talent to the table to improve the department and deliver great programs to the Douglas County community.

This resort offers a slew of family-friendly activities, including basketball, swimming, football, soccer, baseball, nature trails, and disc golf.

Stay up to date on activities at Boundary Waters Activity Center by following on Facebook at Douglas County Parks & Recreation, Instagram at @douglascounty parksandrec and our website www.douglas countyparks.com.

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