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Doylestown Township seeks input on rec center


Doylestown Township officials said they hope to recruit community members from all walks of life and types of interests to take part in public meetings in the coming months in an effort to help shape a possible community recreation center project.

During the Aug. 20 meeting of the board of supervisors, a handful of attendees listened to Doylestown Township officials and representatives of Boucher & James, consulting engineers and JD Bravo, a construction company based in Malvern, to discuss why the township might pursue a community/recreation center and how the process for developing such a project could evolve.

The meeting wasn’t meant to serve as a forum for debate of whether the project should go forward, but rather examine the different options and weigh the pros and cons, Doylestown Township Director of parks and recreation Karen Sweeney said, adding, “a center is always a valuable asset to a community, it serves as a hub of activity to the community, and allows for community engagement.”

But before the township considers anything, it is looking for public input.

The township be hosting a public meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 in the Doylestown Township Building, 425 Wells Road, to gather input from residents on the needs of what the township should have in such a facility.

“This will allow us to be able to deliver the right indoor recreational services to our community,” said township Manager Stephanie J. Mason. “At the present we’re referencing in terms of small, medium and large type facilities.”

All township residents are encouraged to share their interests, ideas and what they’d like to see included in their facility.

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