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Community Center nets park society’s highest honor

Staff Reports

Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Parks and Recreation Staff, and Douglas County Community Services Foundation members.

Work on the Douglas County Community and Senior Center was recognized by the Nevada Recreation & Park Society with its highest award.

Douglas County commissioners received the Elmer H. Anderson Park Excellence Award at their June 1 meeting.

"This is a tremendous honor to receive this distinction from the Nevada Recreation & Park Society," said Scott Morgan, Community Services, Parks and Recreation Director. "The Douglas County Community and Senior Center has received a lot of attention not only for its design and efficiencies, but also for its ongoing operations. It is nice to see this facility get recognized outside of our community."

The society issued the award April 19 for the planning, design and construction of the center.

The center opened in December 2014 ahead of schedule and under budget.

It currently boasts 83,000 square feet of multigenerational community spacing including a fully functional medical clinic, adult day care, gymnasium, fitness center, multipurpose rooms and senior center.

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"It cost $16.9 million dollars to build and is the only true multigenerational facility on the West Coast," Morgan said.