Orem names new recreation director | Orem News

For more than eight years, Bryce Merrill has been manager of the much-touted Provo Rec Center. Now, he is taking what he has learned to Orem.

On Monday, Orem announced that Merrill will be the new Recreation Director for the city. He replaces Karl Hirst, who retired at the end of March.

“Bryce has been a tremendous Rec Center manager for eight years,” said Scott Henderson, director of Parks and Recreation for Provo. “He is a great talent and we are happy to see him progressing in his career.”

Merrill will start his new position in Orem on May 17.

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I-70 Glenwood Canyon rest areas and recreation path to close at 5 P.M. due to weather forecast


I-70 MOUNTAIN CORRIDOR ― The Colorado Department of Transportation will close rest areas and the recreation path along Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon this evening. The safety closure is anticipated to begin at 5 p.m. and will affect the No Name, Grizzly Creek, Hanging Lake and Bair Ranch rest areas due to weather forecasts calling for rainfall above the Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar. The closure is anticipated to continue overnight and is necessary for CDOT to be prepared in the event of

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Ridgefield Parks & Recreation invites residents to Martin Park Beach

Martin Park Beach includes summer fun for everyone, and family and individual beach memberships are now available at the Recreation Center at 195 Danbury Road. Ridgefield senior citizens gain free entry all season long with a photo ID.

Due to COVID-19, there are no drop-ins or guests permitted. From May 29-June 11, operating hours are Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. From June 12-Sept. 6, the beach will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Beach amenities include the Zoom Floom, Wibit Slide, and paddle board, kayak,

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Oceola Community Center will house Howell Area Parks and Recreation

The Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority’s new home is officially complete.

The 43,000-square-foot Oceola Community Center will open to the public Wednesday with most services available. The new community center will open in three phases to comply with safety regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starting May 5, community members can purchase memberships, try out the fitness rooms, walking track and open gym and begin participating in some programmed activities. Fitness classes and drop-in sports will open at the end of May.

Building hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to start. Those who are interested in a membership should

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Brunswick takes first steps toward development of outdoor recreation complex

Brunswick Town Councilors discuss predevelopment plans for a new public outdoor recreation complex at Brunswick Landing Monday night. Screengrab

Brunswick Town Council approved spending up to $50,000 in recreation impact fees for planning a new public recreation complex at Brunswick Landing — site of a former Navy base — Monday.

A concept design includes an outdoor pool, two lighted turf fields, eight lighted pickle-ball courts, a lighted outdoor ice rink, two lighted basketball courts and two lighted playgrounds.

The complex would neighbor the Brunswick Parks and Recreation Center and would aim to promote health and wellness for all ages within

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La Jolla Recreation Center bocce and reopening getting closer

The city of San Diego has put in play the La Jolla Community Recreation Group’s plan for a temporary bocce court on the La Jolla Recreation Center grounds along the Draper Avenue sidewalk.

The CRG, the Rec Center’s advisory board, which has pursued the bocce court since 2017, heard at its April 28 meeting that the court has been approved for a right-of-entry permit to allow non-city employees to build it.

Rosalia Castruita, the San Diego Parks & Recreation Department’s area manager, said the project now goes to the city attorney’s office, and once it signs off, Castruita will meet

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