Clovis Recreation Center has Closed

August 9, 2009 1:19:25 PM PDT
People in Clovis will have to find a new place to play sports. A sign posted on the door of the City's Rec. Center tells residents Saturday is the last day for drop-in sports activities, due to budget shortfalls.Inside, the indoor basketball court was empty and the building was dark. Clovis City Council Members voted to close the center back in June, Effective, Saturday 8th.

One employee said it was sad to a see the end of a program that's helped so many people.

Alexa Barca, Recreation Leader said "To have the drop in sports here in the arena, from soccer to floor ball, to hockey, to basketball, has been amazing. Just to see the different types of people from the community and how it has a positive impact, so they have somewhere to go is really amazing. "

Even though the Rec. center is closed, the City is working with nonprofit groups and volunteers to keep as many recreation programs as possible.

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