Racquetball Equipment

Hardeeville SC Recreation Center opens summer 2021 in Jasper County


After years of dreaming, planning and finally building the community, Hardeeville’s new multi-million dollar recreation center will welcome its first athletes and community members on Saturday.

The city is hosting a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at the 35,000 square foot facility located on John Smith Road and McTeer Street. The family event will include activities, gifts, refreshments and tours of the facility.

The $ 8.5 million center was mostly paid for through lodging taxes – $ 6.5 million – plus $ 2 million borrowed by the city. It has racquetball courts, basketball court, fitness center, indoor walking track, event space, and classrooms.

Membership options are available at monthly and annual rates, with discounted prices for residents of Hardeeville. Options include access to the entire facility or to a specific convenience, such as the fitness center, pickleball courts, or volleyball courts. Daily rates will also be available.

The various facilities, such as the classroom and the gymnasium, are available for hire, as is the equipment.

The city kicked off the project in October 2019, with the pandemic having only “a few slight ramifications” on the original deadline, previously said Jennifer Combs, director of the Hardeeville Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.

City leaders, including Combs and Mayor Harry Williams, expect the center to boost tourism.

“I hope the facility will not only bring groups of adults together for recreation, exercise and functions, but more importantly, will be a safe gathering place for our young people,” Williams said in a statement. hurry.

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Lana Ferguson typically covers stories in northern Beaufort County, Jasper County, and Hampton County. She joined The Island Packet & Beaufort Gazette in 2018 as a criminal affairs and breaking news reporter. Before coming to the Lowcountry, she worked for publications in her home state of Virginia and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was editor of the student daily. Lana was also a member of the University of South Carolina Media Law School in 2019.
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