First New Rec Center in 10 Years Set to Open in Minneapolis

March 08, 2018 07:12 PM

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is about to cut the ribbon on a new concept when it comes to neighborhood rec centers.

The new Northeast Recreation Center is located on Johnson Street. It's the first rec center built in Minneapolis in 10 years.


It features a 9,600-square-foot gymnasium - with basketball and volleyball courts and a walking track.

There is also a community kitchen, a multi-purpose room for meetings and child care.

Larry Umphrey, the director of recreation centers and programs for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, said the Northeast Recreation Center was built to benefit those of all ages in the neighborhood. 

He said the center cost $4.75 million. The grand opening is scheduled for Saturday.

And while there are no current plans for more new rec centers, Umphrey said the Park and Rec Board is partnering with the City of Minneapolis on a large-scale program to upgrade existing ones.


Kevin Doran

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