WILMINGTON — Jermaine Isaac, Wilmington Parks and Recreation Director and fellow Wilmington Rotary member, spoke to the club which meets at noon on Mondays at Damon’s and gave the club an update on Wilmington parks
Isaac reported the wooden play structure will be replaced with a newer and better version. The current one was originally installed in 1995 and the years of wear and tear have taken its toll. This will be a total rebuild and will be built with composite materials, not wood.
A designer has been hired and met Friday morning with Wilmington Elementary students to gather ideas. The designer then spent the afternoon working on a preliminary design and presented it Friday evening.
Isaac also stated there is now an adult fitness area at the Denver Williams Park — a great place for parents to work out while the kids play close by.
The Park Board has acquired two new pieces of property and will be building recreational fitness trails at these locations. Grant monies are available for this project.
Wilmington Parks and Recreation owns and operate seven parks (approximately 300 acres) throughout the city.
Isaac also reported in response to questions from members about the possibility of a recreational center. Isaac confirmed that land has been donated for a rec center but there is long way to go.
The first step is a feasibility study. Isaac hopes that the rec center will be built as a county-wide facility.