by Phil Burdick, Public Information Officer, City of Casa Grande
Casa Grande’s sparkling new Community Recreation Center has opened to rave reviews, but the center, which offers sports, fitness programs, kids’ classes and is the new home for the Boys and Girls Club of the Casa Grande Valley, was a journey 13 years in the making.
Voters first approved the center in a bond election in 2006, but the Great Recession put the project on hold until the economy recovered. Ground was broken for the project early last year, and the center finally opened on May 6, 2019.
With the center now completed, the city adds not only a state-of-the-art recreational facility but a new focal point to its already family-friendly image.
“The Community Recreation Center embodies the city’s focus on creating an environment where families grow and thrive,” says Casa Grande Mayor Craig McFarland. “It’s a facility designed to be used by all ages to play, get fit, take a class or hold special events. It will serve our residents well for generations to come.”
Amenities at the Community Recreation Center include:
- A 13,000-square-foot gym that includes two basketball and volleyball courts, six hoops, pickleball courts and a multipurpose floor for a variety of activities.
- A fitness loft featuring treadmills, ellipticals, ascent trainers, bikes with new 7xi consoles, free weights, strength training, stretching and multifunctional machines.
- Two group fitness rooms that will host classes such as yoga, barre, Zumba, Group Power, Group Active, Group Ride, Yin Yoga and more.
- Rooms for meetings, special events, birthday parties and other celebrations.
The Community Recreation Center is at 1905 N. Peart Road on the southwest corner of Peart and Kortsen roads. For information about memberships or booking rooms for special events, go to casagrandeaz.gov/crc or call 520-421-8677.