This article originally appeared on the Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority website on May 22, 2015.
May 21, 2015
Contact: Becky Booker
Public Relations & Marketing Manager
205-657-8424Source: Gary Minor, executive director, email@example.com and 205-562-3220PARA HOSTS MILLER CENTER GRAND REOPENING CEREMONY AND ANNOUNCES FREE USE FOR MONTH OF JUNETuscaloosa, Ala. ~ Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority will host a grand reopening ceremony for an addition the Bobby Miller Activity Center on May 28 at 10 a.m. The Center is located in Newt Hinton Park at 300 Bobby Miller Parkway. The event is free and open to the public.Funded by the Tuscaloosa County Commission, the $1.2 million renovation is a 10,000 square foot addition (connected to the original building), featuring a 35’indoor play unit and party room, two racquetball courts, a 25’climbing wall, new fitness equipment and office and storage space.Tuscaloosa County Commissioner Bobby Miller said he was, “excited to get it (the Miller Center expansion) built and well equipped. This is good for everyone in the County and the whole community.”The Miller Center first opened in the fall of 2006 and has consistently received high use. An additional gym was included in the original plans but was not funded at that time, according to PARA officials.“We are thankful to the County Commission for providing funding for this much needed addition and proud to be able to offer the new amenities to the community,” said Gary Minor, executive director.“We invite everyone to visit and see the new amenities and try us out for free during the month of June,” said Minor. “Current Miller Center members will have one month added to their memberships to account for the free month,” he said.In addition to the amenities the new fitness equipment includes: Leg Press, Leg Curl, Leg Extension, Chest Press, Shoulder Press, Lat Pull Down, Seated Row, Triceps Press,Bicep Curl, Abdominal Crunch, Dumbbells, Smith Machine, Preacher Curl Bench, Functional Trainer, Multi-Adjustment Bench and Roman’s Chair.With the new amenities, membership pricing will increase mirroring “Deluxe Membership” fees the same as that of the Faucett Brothers Activity Center. Current PARA members can continue to use the facilities as usual until time for their annual renewal. Please visit http://www.tcpara.org/recreation/parafit for complete membership information and pricing.###Enriching our community through exciting recreational and cultural opportunities