Brunswick

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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Brunswick Historical Society bell tower project questioned by parks and recreation committee

BRUNSWICK, Ohio — An effort by the Brunswick Area Historical Society to preserve the 1852 bell from the former First Christian Church adjacent to Towslee Elementary School has met with some resistance from members Brunswick City Council.

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The historical society’s plan calls for reconstructing the church bell tower at the Heritage Farm property, at 4613 Laurel Road, where a new building to house artifacts from 200 years of Brunswick Schools history is also being constructed.

At a Jan. 25 Brunswick City Council parks and recreation committee meeting, committee members expressed reservations with erecting the proposed 12-foot bell tower

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Brunswick Recreation Center facing financial challenges heading into 2021

BRUNSWICK, Ohio — The Brunswick Recreation Center is facing a daunting 2021.

Membership is down by nearly 50 percent from 2019, and proceeds from the center’s most recent membership sale in December 2020 are coming in $119,000 short of the previous year’s numbers.

Parks and Recreation Director John Piepsny shared the numbers at the most recent City Council Parks and Recreation Committee meeting Jan. 25.

“We had been talking about some kind of funding for the Rec Center, and the last I heard, Dr. (Anthony) Fauci is saying we may not have (COVID-19) herd immunity until late fall,” Piepsny said.

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