Doylestown Gets $1M from State for New Rec Center

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Doylestown Rec Center
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The project to build a new community recreation center in Doylestown Township has received a million-dollar boost from the state, writes Sarah Siock for the Bucks County Courier Times.

The township is currently in the planning stages of development. The project is expected to cost almost $9 million. Last month, it received approval for a $1 million grant from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

The project aims to revitalize the municipal campus on Wells Road. The goal is to replace run-down equipment and construct an indoor multi-use center and gym along with an indoor classroom.

The community recreation center will also include kitchens for both cooking classes and large-scale family events, said Doylestown Township Supervisor Barbara Lyons. Meanwhile, the building’s rental rooms will host baby showers, bridal showers, and birthday parties.

“The idea of the multipurpose room is to have the ability to have versatility in the programming because we’re going to be serving young people to folks in their retiring years,” said Lyons.

The center is expected to open in 2024.

“We anticipate being able to go to bid at the end of this year or the beginning of 2023,” said Township Manager Stephanie Mason.

Read more about the recreation center in the Bucks County Courier Times.

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