Construction Update On $12-Million Kinston Community Center

Construction is on schedule for a new community center in Kinston.

The Woodmen of the World Community Center in Kinston is scheduled to open its doors in August, with the indoor water park opening a bit earlier in June.

Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation director Bill Ellis says in addition to the water park, the community center will feature two gyms, an elevated walking track, a fitness center, banquet rooms and pools. He says everyone is looking forward to its opening. "It's something that all our citizens will be proud of. The building when you go in it is just going to be really awesome, and then the water adventure park is going to be the most handicapped-accessible park in America and we're really excited about that."

Woodmen of the World donated 7 million dollars towards the project. Ellis says the rest of the money for the more than 12 million dollar center came from city, county, state and private funds.

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