Now through the end of February, prior customers and new users can visit the community center – formerly the Discovery Bay Athletic Club – and enjoy a workout for free.
“All residents of Discovery Bay are invited to visit their new community center in February and use the facilities free of charge,” said General Manager Rick Howard. “We’re trying to encourage and welcome residents to the center.”
Then, beginning in March and running through the end of June, current customers and new users can enjoy the amenities of the club such as the tennis courts and weight room per the rates of the previous Athletic Club. When the new fiscal year begins in July, the town will establish a new rate schedule featuring an à la carte approach to the community center programs. Some classes and programs will also be offered free of charge.
“We respect their loyalty,” said Howard of the current and new customers. “And as we move ahead with our plans, we want them to be a part of it.”
In the interim, the longtime facility is getting a little TLC, including acid and power washing to the outside of the building, plus general housekeeping and cleanup to the interior. The swimming pool is also getting a makeover: new pumps, filters and a heating system are being installed. Howard expects the pool to be ready for the swim season in a few months.
The first scheduled event at the community center will be an Earth Day celebration on April 20. The annual gathering will feature local vendors, food and activities for residents of all ages, capped off with a concert in the park.
“We’re anticipating many fun activities,” said Community Center Committee Member Jim Mattison. “From free music, games, vendors and a farmers’ market outdoors to a variety of great classes and instruction indoors.”
The Community Center Committee meets regularly and is open to the public. The next scheduled meeting is Monday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the town offices, 1800 Willow Lake Road. For more information, call 925-634-1131.