After nearly a yearlong delay, Moorpark's first community recreation center will have a grand opening Saturday at Arroyo Vista Park.
The $2-million recreation center--with a modern gymnasium, two multipurpose rooms and industrial-size kitchen--is the centerpiece to a 69-acre park off Tierra Rejada Road next to Moorpark High School. It was first set to open last July during the city's 10th anniversary celebration, but delays in construction delayed the opening a year.
"I think people in Moorpark have been dying for something like this to open," Moorpark Community Service Director Christine Adams said.
Adams said the new recreation center will be open 80 hours a week for such activities as a night basketball league for adults, events for teen-agers and a summer day camp for children ages 5 to 10. The center will be staffed by one full-time and two part-time employees, she said.