The Senior Recreation Center at Bethesda Park will reopen to the public on Oct. 20. Opened 20 years ago as the first senior recreation center in Gwinnett County, the center recently underwent a major renovation project.

Interior renovations to the center, funded out of the 2005 Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) included the replacement of lighting and plumbing fixtures with energy-efficient models, countertops, cabinets and reception desk, along with floor, ceiling and wall coverings. Kitchen equipment was also upgraded to commercial grade quality through money provided through the federally funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

For more information on upcoming events and activities at Bethesda Park Senior Recreation Center, call 770-564-4680 or visit

The 159-acre Bethesda Park, 225 Bethesda Church Road, also features three adult sports fields, a football/multi-purpose field with lighted walking track, six soccer fields, a senior recreation center, indoor shuffleboard court, indoor aquatic center with leisure play pool and instructional pools, playgrounds, pavilions, outdoor basketball courts and horseshoe pit, and 1.5 miles of paved multipurpose trails.

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