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17 Feb 2015

Meet me at the barn, AKA the amazing Reunion Rec Center

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Dubbed “Big Red,” Reunion’s rural-themed, award-winning, 21,000-square-foot rec center is more than a $5.28 million investment in the community. It’s an investment in a sense of community.

On any given day at the rec center, you’ll see countless children’s sports programs in progress: basketball, soccer, and flag football, just to name a few.

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“We have a young, dynamic community with lots of kids in the two- to eight-year-old range,” says Operations Manager Melissa Murray. “The children’s programs are extremely popular.”

Special events are equally well-received, she explains. “Reunion is a very tight-knit community. Everyone loves coming out and spending time with their neighbors.” Melissa says the best-attended events are the Red White & Blue Fest for the Fourth of July; Kite and Flight, a celebration of everything that flies, from insects to kites to radio-controlled airplanes; and Movie Nights, when films in the park are projected on a giant inflatable screen, supplemented by food trucks and games.

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Adults have fun ways to stay fit, too. The rec center offers Zumba, yoga, aerobics, boot camp, P90x, personal training, and more. Not to mention all the amenities, such as a full-court gym perfect for shooting hoops after a long day at work. Or the fitness center, which features 12 LifeFitness cardio machines, including ellipticals, treadmills, and bikes, and more than 40 pieces of free-weight and stationary lift equipment. In the summer, residents love to take advantage of the outdoor pool, with its 100-foot slide and interactive water features. Residents can even rent out the pool for parties, as well as meeting rooms for business or club meetings.

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Positioned at the eastern end of Reunion Park, the recreation center includes a wall of windows that makes those trips on the treadmills breathtaking—in a good way. Aesthetics played a key role in the center’s construction. In 2004, the facility won the Recreation Management Innovative Architecture & Design Award, cited for its “clear reflection of the community’s philosophy. A very rural character is conveyed in a state-of-the-art facility.”

So yes, Big Red offers far more than meets the eye. Inside this bright red barn with metal water tower and cozy porches is an amazingly up-to-date facility. And the heart of a community.

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  1. […] in Reunion and you get a community along with it. You’ll find an especially friendly vibe here, as residents often attest. And our 21,000-square-foot rec center brings people together to work out, play sports, and share […]

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