FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Fullerton Opens New Community Center
Fullerton, CA – The City of Fullerton is pleased to announce the grand opening of the brand new Community Center located at 340 W. Commonwealth Ave., west of Harbor Boulevard, in Amerige Park, just cross the street from City Hall. The Center will kick off on Saturday, October 6th, with a Grand Opening celebration, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours and staff personnel will be available to register residents for programs and to answer any questions.
Special guest, Jon Urbanchek, three-time Olympic swim coach and coach to 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist (200-meter backstroke) Scott Tyler Clary will be in attendance and will be honored to meet guests. Jon Urbanchek is a Fullerton Aquatic Sports Team (FAST) coach.
With its brand new indoor pool, FAST will coordinate a variety of swim classes, water aerobics, lap swim and other aquatic programs for the community. The Community Center will also boast a fitness room for personal circuit training, with trained instructors to advise and oversee the effective and safe use of the state-of-the-art workout equipment. .
The new Fullerton Community Center, with approximately 48,000 square feet, will incorporate the existing programming afforded the older adult community over the years with many additional Parks and Recreation-sponsored programs, classes and activities for younger adults, families and community members of all ages. The expansion of operating hours each day, seven days a week, also means that there will be a greater opportunity for many to explore new choices for personal growth and enrichment.
While older adults (and others) continue to enjoy the current traditional offerings – Adult Education-sponsored and volunteer-taught fitness and educational classes, recreational activities, the daily lunch program, volunteer opportunities, important social services and more – the center will also be “abuzz” with activities and programs geared for the general community. A new state-of-the-art 32-station computer lab will provide the backdrop for a terrific variety of learning experiences, from introductory instruction to advanced computer skills. Dance students will delight in attending classes in a mirrored and barred dance studio.
Basketball players will enjoy the new domed gymnasium where the regulation-sized basketball courts could also accommodate two full courts games running simultaneously. We have not forgotten volleyball players. Drop in play time will be scheduled for volleyball as well as basketball.
The expanded availability of class and meeting rooms will accommodate classes of many kinds, such as the popular “Operanutz” music appreciation class, 50 Yoga, I Speak Chinese, Basic First Aid, Creative Writing, Youth Leadership, Reading, Math and Sound Start reading development programs, Notary Public training and a Mother/Daughter Fashion Workshop, to name a few.
One of the highlights of this magnificent Center is the 5,000 square foot Grand Hall complete with a formal performance stage and full-service kitchen. The Grand Hall along with a few other event sites will be available for private rentals.
The Boys & Girls Club of Fullerton has also been looking forward to joining the Fullerton Community Center, which will serve as the new home for the club, providing the facilities to fulfill its mission to help the community’s youngest members “achieve their full potential.”
For more information about the new Fullerton Community Center, please contact, Alice Loya, Parks and Recreation Administrative Manager at (714) 738-6587 or Eloisa Espinoza, Community Center Supervisor at (714) 738-3125.