The Cedar Rapids task force that has been trying for a year to find a new home for the flood-ruined-and-now-demolished Time Check Recreation Center thinks it has the answer — the west-side Cleveland Park.
City Council member Ann Poe, who is co-chairwoman of the site selection task force, said the task force on Thursday agreed to focus all of its attention on what is a new site option for the replacement rec center, the 8.6-acre Cleveland Park at 1600 Eighth Ave. SW off First Avenue West.
Poe said the task force is “pretty excited” about the prospects for Cleveland Park because it sits away from the river and any flood risk, is in proximity to Cleveland, Harrison and Taylor elementary schools and Roosevelt Middle School, and is big enough to provide green space around a rec center for outdoor recreational use.
“I think it could be,” Poe said when asked if this could be the place where the hard-to-place recreation center ends up.
Do you think Cleveland Park is a good place for a new recreation center?