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September 30, 2009 > Union City Leisure Services report

Union City Leisure Services report

By Corinne Davis

Installation of six solar lights at Drigon Dog Park is completed. Solar light designs for Charles F. Kennedy Park are nearing completion.

The Parks & Recreation Commission is considering possible recreational areas within the ongoing Masonic Flatlands project, according to voter-approval or denial in November 2010.

A feasibility study is being considered to enlarge Union City Sports Center to accommodate a 25-yard pool with 5-6 lanes and a possible therapeutic whirlpool. The study will focus on construction costs, maintenance expenses and fiscal impact.

Weekend hours at the Sports Center have been reduced because of budget problems. The facility now closes at noon instead of 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Responding to citizen comments, the center will now open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays starting early October. Raising fees at the facility would be inappropriate at the moment. Many families could not afford to use it. A tighter budget will contain costs.

Union City's Skate Park in William Cann Memorial Park at City Hall will close due to budget cuts.

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