Tuesday, April 30, 2013
While construction on Phase 2 of the project will be completed in early May, the city still needs time to get the facility ready for the public.
Construction on the state-of-the-art Highland Recreation Complex is going according to schedule, with crews expected to wrap up construction on Phase 2 of the project sometime next week. According to Largo Parks Superintendent Greg Brown, the company in charge of the build, Creative Contractors of Clearwater, have fulfilled their part of the project. But the city needs to fine tune everything in the $17 million facility before opening it to the public. "Back when it started we were only talking about a completion date," Brown told Patch via email. "Creative Contractors stayed on time and did a great job for us." "The grand opening date was set only a few months ago," he added. "We have to move in, run through the systems and hold some …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Construction crews are working feverishly putting the finishing touches on the new facility, according to Largo officials.
The planned grand opening of Largo's new Highland Recreation Complex is still on schedule for May 8, 2013, according to city and constructions officials. Crews from Creative Contractors are working feverishly to complete the $17 million facility in time for the official opening date, despite minor setbacks associated with projects of this size. “Everything is going good, still on schedule and looking at May 8 for the grand opening,” Glenn Harwood, City of Largo facilities manager, told Patch by phone. “We’re definitely satisfied with the progress and the job being done by everyone.” Lisa Dalton of Creative Contractors said the Clearwater company has fulfilled its obligations so far. “They gave us until May 8 to have the project …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
City leaders approved buying hundreds of chairs and dozens of tables to furnish the newly constructed Highland Recreation Complex at their meeting Tuesday.
Hundreds of chairs. Dozens of tables. Largo city leaders approved spending more than $35,000 for those and other furnishings for the newly constructed Highland Recreation Complex at their meeting Tuesday. Stage stairs and pieces and carts for the tables and chairs also were included. The tables and chairs are similar to those used in other city recreation facilities. Here is a complete list of the $35,267.58 worth of Mity-Lite products: Related coverage: Sign up for the free Largo Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your community.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Largo Patch highlights interaction with our readers. Today it's a Valentine party for preschoolers by Christina Heubel.
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Saturday, January 5
Thanks to Patch reader Christina Heubel, who posted several events for upcoming activities at the Highland Recreation Complex. Christina shared this event, Preschool Valentine Party - Cupid's Cuties, on an upcoming Valentine's party for tiny tots and their caregivers. Anyone can add events on Largo Patch for free. Post your community event here. Largo Patch is an interactive community site, and we want you to get involved! Post a comment at the bottom of any story. Upload your photos to our Pics & Clips gallery. Post an Announcement to share your news, or add an Event to our calendar. Post a blog in our Local Voices section to let everyone know about your group, your expertise or your opinion.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Patch highlights interactions with its readers. Today, it's a comment about taxes and fees in Largo and the new Highland Recreation Complex.
Thanks to Patch reader Marcus, who recently commented on our story from the summer about the City of Largo considering raising some taxes and fees. Marcus also references the new Highland Recreation Complex, commenting: At the so-called "community" meeting regarding the building of the 'already decided on' outrageous OVER $27,000,000 MILLION dollar recreation center the 'residents' were told #1 "No,we will not raise taxes" #2 "No, we will not raise fees", #3 "The recreation center will take 12 months to build" AND #4 "The people love these amenities". Marcus continues: Okay, so now as of Dec 2012: They've #1 Raised taxes, and #2 want to, if not already done, to Raise Fees and #3 The recreation center is NOW going to take a minimal 19 …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Largo City Commission approved the purchase of electronic-exercise equipment for the new Highland Recreation Complex.
The proposed new Highland Recreation Complex will have a special electronic-exercise gameroom for children and adults. The Largo City Commission approved the purchase of the equipment for $89,711 from The Active Gaming Company on Dec. 4. The new recreation complex on Highland Avenue is on track for completion in May. "The room will be filled with equipment that is fun and gets people exercising," said Recreation, Parks and Arts Director Joan Byrne. "The whole point is getting people moving and forgetting that they're exercising," Byrne said. The new interactive gameroom will be the first one like it in Pinellas County, city officials said. The exercise room will include Lightspace floor and wall equipment. The pressure-sensitive displays …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Have breakfast with Santa at the Highland Recreation Center on Dec. 15.
Santa is taking a break from his busy holiday schedule to have breakfast in Largo on Dec. 15 at 9 a.m. Breakfast with Santa will be at the Highland Recreation Complex. The annual event includes breakfast, photo opportunities and holiday crafts. Cost is $8 per child, $3 per adult. Please register by Dec. 12.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The proposed new recreation center is on track for completion in May, according to the city.
With the walls around the pool gone, it's now easy to see the construction progress on the proposed new Highland Recreation Complex. The recreation center should be complete in May of 2013, according to Facilities Manager Glenn Harwood. Harwood said the construction process is going very well. Within the next couple of weeks the building will have all of its walls and windows, so if it rains, the inside of the building will not get wet. Work continues on various systems such as electrical, plumbing, air-conditioning and duct-work, Harwood said. Next steps on the new complex include site work, such as roads and parking, Harwood said. The new 40,000-square-foot building will have an indoor walking track, double gymnasium, indoor play zone, …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Largo's skate park will be reconstructed at the Bayhead Complex off of Seminole Boulevard.
The design and construction of a skate park at the Bayhead Complex was approved on Nov. 20. Last December the Largo City Commission approved relocating the city's skate park to the Bayhead Complex because of construction at the Highland Recreation Center. It will take about eight weeks to construct the park, Largo Parks Superintendent Greg Brown said. The approximately 12,000-square-foot skate park will be designed for bikes and skateboarders. It will be located just north of the basketball courts at the Bayhead Complex. The park will have several new concrete features, including a dry swimming pool, which is one of the "hottest" items out there, Brown said. The selected skate park design by Misiano Skate Parks will use at least four …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The Fit-A-Thon is Saturday, Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Highland Recreation Complex.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Need some new exercise options? Want some encouragement on living a healthy lifestyle? Consider the Fit-A-Thon at the Highland Recreation Complex on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Fitness instructors will demonstrate their classes and give participants the opportunity to try a variety of exercises. Enjoy free goodies, get new healthy recipes, try a chair massage, learn stress reduction tips and more. Kids who attend will get free school supplies. Editor's Note: Thanks to the City of Largo for this information.