Wel­come work­out for rec cen­tre

Central Leader - - News -

A well-known mem­ber of the Lyn­field com­mu­nity is about to get a much needed facelift.

The 18-year-old Lyn­field Re­cre­ation Cen­tre, leased by the YMCA, is get­ting a $1.4 mil­lion re­vamp from Auck­land City Coun­cil.

“It’s fan­tas­tic to see the com­mu­nity get­ting an en­hanced cen­tre,” says cen­tre man­ager Nick Man­nix.

“From the YMCA’s point of view, it’s good to be in a strong part­ner­ship with the coun­cil and com­mu­nity.”

The en­trance will be made more ac­ces­si­ble for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties and the fit­ness cen­tre will dou­ble in size.

A new youth room will be built with a kitchen, ta­ble ten­nis fa­cil­i­ties and com­fort­able chairs.

“It’s part of the coun­cil’s ini­tia­tive to get com­mu­nity cen­tres bet­ter place­ment in the com­mu­nity and hope­fully en­hance their use,” says Mr Man­nix.

The YMCA has spent $100,000 on new fit­ness equip­ment to use af­ter the cen­tre is fin­ished.

The in­te­rior will be up­dated and ren­o­va­tions are ex­pected to be fin­ished by De­cem­ber.

A coun­cil spokes­woman says the re­de­vel­op­ment will en­able the cen­tre to meet in­creased ca­pac­ity as the com­mu­nity grows.

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