Rec Center’s $20M Renovation Includes eSports Room

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The addition of an eSports room and an adventure fitness course at a community recreation center in Westerville, Ohio, are examples of the kinds of trends operators are pursuing to get their communities engaged.

Rich Dolesh, vice president for strategic initiatives at the National Recreation and Park Association in Virginia, told The Columbus Dispatch that rec centers have expanded their thinking beyond the cookie-cutter facilities of the past.

“It’s based on what the community needs and wants,” Dolesh said. “It’s no longer about just providing balls in the gym.”

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