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Message From The Mayor
Those of us who lived in Palm Coast during the golden days of our Community Center happily recall tender memories that are linked to this building. My own remembrances make me smile.
My daughter found the Golden Egg at the City's first Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn outside the Center. I won and lost several games of HORSE on the basketball court. I watched my kids run happily into the building for several summer camp seasons. I proudly sat in the Council Chamber at a 2004 City Council meeting in awe of my dad, Jim, as he was sworn in as one of our first City Council Members.
Palm Coast has truly outgrown this decaying structure. After 41 years, our City needs and deserves a community center that embraces everything recreational that has become Palm Coast's signature trademark. As you read this newsletter, our entire facility is in the process of being demolished, with the exception of the room formerly used as our Council Chamber. This room will be restructured as the foundation for a brand new 21,000 square foot facility. The new Community Center will be three times the size of the present one, offering residents five meeting/program rooms, two kitchens, a beautiful new playground and basketball court. It will serve as our new focal point of recreation and socialization in Palm Coast, a place where we can all feel proud to gather.
Here's another point of pride for all of us: the Community Center was designed around the magnificent, historic oak trees that will forever grace the property. We are a City that strongly embraces and values our natural environmental heritage. Our numerous green awards and Tree City USA certifications have recognized Palm Coast as a place that protects its beauty. Preserving these towering oak trees is a perfect example.
The City is now working to create an informational website for you. You can log onto www.palmcoastgov.com/communitycenter to learn about ongoing construction and program information.
It's time to put aside some of our former community center memories and prepare to create new ones. The opportunities for expanded programs and events at our new Center will be endless. My own family is certainly looking forward to renting a room for a party or taking a new class. Anyone for a game of HORSE?