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Northeast Suburban Life

Community

August 19, 2009

The cafeteria provides a relaxing place to take a break.

Visitors take a break in the cafe.

Friends and neighbors enjoyed dinner outdoors at the dedication.

Young visitors are enthralled by a magic act.

The expanded two-story fitness center provides enough room for everyone.

The rec center includes a family cafe area.

Blue Ash Recreation Center formally dedicated If you weren’t there, in spite of the inclement weather, you missed a great day of fun and entertainment at Blue Ash’s newly renovated and expanded Recreation Center! Activities and demos took place all day, beginning with the formal ribbon cutting. Multitudes of demonstrations, open climb at the climbing wall, family fun activities, pool games and concerts highlighted the day’s activities. Blue Ash has been working towards

the completion of this exciting project since late 2007, when Phase I (the new gym addition) construction began. Construction has continued since, resulting in an exciting renovation and expansion with examples of improvements including: • new gymnasium; • greatly expanded two-story fitness center, including a 1/10 mile indoor running track; • new family café area;

• new family gameroom; • whirlpool and saunas; • new locker rooms, including family changing areas; • climbing wall. This project was financed by the City of Blue Ash and made possible due to voters’ approval of Issue 15 in November 2006. ALL PHOTOS COURTESY CITY OF BLUE ASH

Children wait their turn at an inflatable obstacle course.

A youngster prepares to climb the wall. Dedicaion day included a good old-fashioned grillout. The climbing wall is a popular addition.

A young boy enjoys one of the dedication balloons.

Council Member Jim Sumner gives away a free souvenir bag.

A counter full of cake awaits hungry visitors.

The game room includes this hockey table.

Robin Lacy performs for the crowd.

Blue Ash city officials cut the ribbon. A demonstration of karate techniques.

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