Stories tagged with: Muskingum Recreation Center

April 5, 2014 - 3:36pm
2 weeks 3 days ago

When the Muskingum Recreation Center first opened to the public last Monday, there was still something missing. But as of Saturday morning, that is not the case.

The pools are now filled and ready for swimmers. At 7 a.m., the doors officially opened on the new eight lane swimming pool and the wheelchair accessible activity pool. Swim lessons are soon to be offered for everyone, including children as young as six months. Also, the activity pool will play host to a multitude of aquatic...

January 29, 2014 - 7:34pm
11 weeks 6 days ago

After about 13 months of construction, Muskingum Recreation Center Executive Director, Beth Chapman, says the new facility is expected to open in early April. Chapman says the idea of a recreation center was first talked about in 2009 and says she's proud to finally offer one to the community .

"We have a very large exercise floor for cardio and strength training, a couple massage rooms so we'll be offering massage and then we'll have a kids corner for parents to drop...

December 23, 2013 - 5:59pm
17 weeks 1 day ago

The Vice President of the Muskingum Recreation Board met with the Muskingum County Commissioners to give them an update on the progress of new recreation center.

Vice President, Michael Steen says the board has raised more than 16 million dollars to build the state of the art recreation center on the Ohio University Zanesville Campus. 5.5 million was raised through a public campaign while the rest was done through a 10.5  million dollar commitment by the Ohio Finance Fund. However...

September 19, 2013 - 5:06pm
30 weeks 5 days ago

Muskingum Recreation Center Executive Director Beth Chapman, said the two pools the recreation center will have, including a 12-foot-deep competition pool and a warmer-water activity pool, were dug out and poured on Wednesday. And starting Thursday, hard hat tours will be open to the public.

"A lot of people have not seen the facility or been on site and we'd love to show people what's happening here on campus because the building takes shape and changes everyday so it's a great...

July 4, 2013 - 3:00pm
41 weeks 6 days ago

Over 150 people ran and walked in the Red, White and Run 5K at the campus trail at Ohio University Zanesville. The event, which is the first of it's kind in our area, was started as a special way to celebrate Independence Day.

"Being our first event, we hope to continue the partnership with Rotary and the other sponsors for many years to come. This is a unique event because it is on July 4th, but again we want to focus on the Fourth of July and being patriotic with it and have as...

July 1, 2013 - 4:09pm
42 weeks 2 days ago

On Monday, a truck-load of 17 steel beams for the future natatorium made their way from Columbus to Zanesville. The massive beams were welded onto the recreation center and the executive director, Beth Chapman, says Monday was an important day for the community.

"We've really planned very hard for four years for this aquatic facility to be built and it's coming into full motion and today's a big day. We're placing the steel on the natatorium," said Chapman.

The multi-...

June 12, 2013 - 5:11pm
45 weeks 49 min ago

On the Fourth of July there will be the first Red, White and Run 5k hosted by the Muskingum Recreation Center.

If you are unaware of what the MRC is, it is a non profit organization, that has teamed up with three other entities around the area for an overall healthier county, including the YMCA , Ohio University Zanesville, and the Muskingum County Community Foundation,

"Well, we wanted to do something for the community, to kind of extend to Zanesville, the community of...

February 8, 2013 - 7:21pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

The dream of Muskingum County having its own recreation center is closer to becoming a reality.

The Muskingum Recreation Center is set to be completed by spring 2014. The project broke ground in November near Littick Hall on the Ohio University-Zanesville/Zane State Campus. After some changes to the floorplan, construction is once again running right on time.

"Once we started into the planning process and looking at some of the numbers as far as how many members we could...

November 14, 2012 - 8:23pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

The Muskingum Recreation Center is one step closer to completion. A groundbreaking ceremony took place today on the Ohio University Zanesville campus. The multi generation facility will aim to improve health, wellness and physical fitness for community members.

"This will be the 2nd best day, the best day will be the grand opening, which we hope will happen in a little more than a year from now."

The facility will house an eight lane lap pool for competition, a two-...

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