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News & Announcements

January 23, 2019
A temporary closure for the upgrade of a lifetime: $2.5M investment in Salvador Perez Rec Center!

A temporary closure for the upgrade of a lifetime:

A couple of weeks ago, we closed Salvador Perez Recreation Center for a deep, facility-wide cleaning. Tests indicated the presence of mold that can be an irritant to people with asthma or other respiratory conditions. We closed the facility to protect the health of the public and our team members who work in the facility.

Salvador Perez is one of our oldest and most iconic facilities: it was built in 1954! Lately its age has been starting to show, and it’s not just a few spots of mold.

This year, the center is slated for a major overhaul: we're investing almost $2.5 million in improvements to the natatorium and pool, the ventilation and air circulation systems, the building’s envelope (a major factor in the sustainability of the building), the locker room, and the level of accessibility under ADA.

We hoped to re-open the center after the deep cleaning, keep it open for the month of February, and then close it again for a major $2.5 million overhaul beginning in March. After running the numbers, it's a much more efficient use of taxpayer dollars is to keep it shut until the full overhaul has been completed.

When it re-opens in December, the center we all know and love will be better than ever, more efficient to run, and more sustainable.

In the meantime, Salvador Perez members may utilize Fort Marcy or Genoveva Chavez Community Center at no additional cost. We will continue to update you as the process moves forward.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we invest in the places where our community comes together!

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