Rec Center observing annual shutdown this week

The  Recreation Center is closed this week through Friday, May 17, in observance of its fifth annual shutdown week. It will reopen Saturday, May 18.

Members of the center staff will be busy during shutdown week. They will have various tasks, such as wiping down fitness and exercise equipment (cardio machines, jump ropes, physio balls, yoga mats and dumbbells).  There also will be some painting and window washing, as well as resurfacing of the fitness studio floors, remodeling of the second-floor fitness desk, carpet repair and replacement, lighting fixture repairs, cleaning of the rock wall holds, and more.

Staff members also will be de-scuffing the racquetball court walls and buffing the gym court floors. The locker room/restroom areas will be cleaned and disinfected. Staff will also be repairing the locker locks and replacing batteries.

Keith Hernstrom, assistant director of facilities and operations, said he expects each of the staff members to work as a team to systematically knock out the duties assigned to them.

No part of the facility goes untouched during shutdown week, and each year there are areas that get a little more special attention than others. The Rec would like to thank all members and guests for their patience and understanding during this short time, said Michele Muth, the center’s assistant director of marketing and membership.

For more information contact Muth at, or call ext.6-2943.