Orlando Magic and Orange County Host First Recreation Center Dedication

Here is the official word from the Magic:

Orlando Magic and Orange County Host First

Recreation Center Dedication

Orlando, Fla.  — The Orlando Magic and Orange County will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at the South Econlockhatchee Community Gym (3850 South Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, 32829) on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 10 a.m.  Orlando Magic Chief Operating Officer Alex Martins, Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty and Orange County Commissioners will all be on hand for the first recreation center dedication.

The South Econ gym broke ground on June 29, 2009 and will be the first of five community gymnasiums which are being donated and built by the Orlando Magic.   Orange County will operate the centers.

Within each 25,000-plus square foot building is a gymnasium, cardio and weight rooms, a game room, and a divisible multi-purpose room which can be utilized for meetings, social functions or small group classes. The facilities also include locker-rooms, concession areas and office space for the operations staff.  The gymnasium is the primary function space for each facility and can be utilized for both half and full court basketball as well as volleyball.

The Orange County Orlando Magic Recreation Centers are a design-build effort between Orlando Magic partners Turner Construction Company, SC Advisors and SchenkelShultz Architecture.

Construction continues on the other four gyms.  In order of construction:

South Econ Community Park
3850 South Econlockhatchee Trail
Orlando, Florida 32829

Goldenrod Park
4863 North Goldenrod Road
Winter Park, Florida 32792

Meadow Woods Park
1751 Rhode Island Woods Circle
Orlando, Florida 32824

Silver Star Community Park
2801 North Apopka Vineland Road
Orlando, Florida 32818

Mildred Dixon Community Park
309 S. West Crown Point Road
Winter Garden, Florida 34787

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