Johnston opens new indoor recreation center

Johnston opens new indoor recreation center


— HOSTING A GRAND OPENING CEREMONY FOR ITS NEW, STATE-OF-THE- ART RECREATION CENTER. EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER JULIANNE PEIXOTO HAS MORE NOW ON ITS FEATURES — FROM JOHNSTON. THIS BRAND NEW STATE- OF-THE-ART FACILITY COST MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO BUILD — BUT NOT A SINGLE PENNY CAME FROM THE WALLETS OF JOHNSTON TAX PAYERS. YOU’RE LOOKING AT JOHNSTON’S NEWEST JEWEL — THE INDOOR RECREATION CENTER. JOHNSTON MAYOR JOE POLISENA SAYS THE FACILITY COST ABOUT 3 POINT ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO BUILD. “We used the money that we received as a settlement with Rhode Island Resource Recovery and also Broad Rack Energy, we had 8, 9, 10 months of some really profuse odors, we took them to court, we settled out of court.” AT 26 THOUSAND SQUARE FEET, THE NEW RECREATION CENTER HAS THREE COURTS — A BASEBALL BATTING CAGE — VOLLEYBALL NET — AND MORE. “I think it’s important to point out that this structure is central to the community itself because it brings people together.” DURING THE GRAND OPENING CEREMONY SATURDAY — EYEWITNESS NEWS ANCHOR MIKE MONTECALVO WAS INVITED TO SPEAK. “For generations to come, children in Johnston and around the community will be able to continue that, making lifelong friends, learning how to win, and growing up to be decent people.” THE FACILITY TOOK 9 MONTHS TO BUILD — AND AS OF SATURDAY — IT IS OFFICIALLY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. THE MAYOR SAYS ANY COMMUNITY GROUPS OR SPORTS TEAMS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN RENTING OUT THE FACILITY — CAN VISIT THE TOWN WEBSITE TO LEARN MORE. IN JOHNSTON WITH THE NORTHWEST MOBILE NEWSROOM JULIANNE PEIXOTO EYEWITNESS

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