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New weekend hours near for rec center
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Forsyth County News


Beginning April 1, Forsyth County's lone recreation center will have new weekend hours.

Hours for Fridays and Saturdays have been adjusted at the Central Park, and the center will be closed on Sundays.

It will close two hours earlier on Fridays, when the hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday hours have been shifted to an earlier opening, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The four open hours on Sunday will be removed.

Monday through Thursday operating hours will remain the same, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The parks and recreation department suggested the change to reduce operating costs and meet its budget, expecting to save more than $6,000.

The county commission approved the changes in December.

“The adjusted hours still allow us to keep the center open for nearly 70 hours Monday through Saturday,” said Jim Brennan, recreation division manager.

Two other recreation centers were approved by commissioners in February.

One is set for Fowler Park, at the intersection of Hwy. 9 and Castleberry Road, and the other will go on the Buice property, at Nichols and Old Atlanta roads.

Those centers are expected to be completed in spring 2012.