Cesar Chavez Recreation Center to Close

Cesar Chavez Recreation Center to Close

By James Childers, Director of Community Services

 

 

 

ABILENE, TX –Cesar Chavez Recreation Center will close to the public after it has been determined that the center requires more than $500,000 in renovation expenses to expand restrooms and fix severe foundation problems. According to James Childers, Director of Community Services, spending that amount of money on an aging facility would not be in the best interest of the strategic direction of Parks and Recreation programming in the City.Children who attend the afterschool program at Chavez Recreation Center may participate in afterschool programming at one of the city’s four other recreation facilities. Seniors are also able to attend senior programming at three other recreation centers or at Rose Park Senior Center when Cesar Chavez Recreation Center closes. {{more}}Existing staff will be reallocated to new functions and locations to better benefit the Recreation Division and the Community as a whole.The final day of senior programming at Chavez will be Friday, May 30, 2014. Youth programming will conclude Friday, August 15, 2014, and the center will close to the public Monday, August 18, 2014.For more information on City of Abilene Recreation Centers visit www.abilenetx.com/recreation.