Enterprise looking to build a new recreational center

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Since recently becoming Enterprise Public Works Director, Barry Mott is looking
at several large projects.

Mott and the city council would like to replace the 62-year-old Jug Brown Recreation Center with a multi-purpose facility.

Built in 1958, the Jug Brown Recreation Center has served young people, and has been a polling site for more than six-decades.

Public Works and Engineering Director, Barry Mott, is putting the pencil to paper to look at ways to replace it with a multi-million dollar facility. It may also include an Olympic sized pool. The current facility is damaged, and hasn’t been used in several years.

“Of course that price could change depending on what is in the final design,” Mott said. “But we’re looking at basketball court complex, walking trail on the top of it. We’re looking at an outdoor pool. Nothing is decided on at this point, we’ll be getting costs and getting back with the city council to see what they want to move forward with.”

Parks and Recreation Director, Billy Powell, says the Jug Brown Recreation Center has served its purpose for more than six decades. Now its time to look for the future.

“Within the next three or four years have us a new recreation center,” Powell said. “A multi-purpose facility and an outdoor swimming facility. We’re in the process of making some great discussions and evaluating our budgets and hopefully have something great for the city of Enterprise.”

In coming weeks, Mott and Powell will be meeting with city officials in coming up with a future recreation center for the city.

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