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Community input sought for regional recreation center


Antelope Valley residents are invited to provide input on what a proposed regional recreation center should include and where it should be.

One of two joint projects in partnership with the cities of Palmdale and Lancaster, the Palmdale Regional Recreational Complex is proposed as an approximately 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that will offer year-round, indoor opportunities for social interaction, learning, fun and fitness, according to the staff report.

The city is hosting two public workshops to collect residents’ thoughts on the project. The first, on April 18, is at David G. Millen Middle School, 39221 22nd St. West; the second, on April 19, is at The Palmdale Aerospace Academy, 3300 East Palmdale Blvd.

Both workshops are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m.

Palmdale has an online survey for residents to provide their input as to where the center should be. The survey may be found, through Wednesday, at

It takes a few minutes to complete, and asks users to prioritize choices regarding the complex location and what should be near it.

The website also has additional information about the project and areas for residents to add their ideas about the project.

Among the potential amenities the complex could include are an indoor gymnasium, indoor and outdoor synthetic turf fields, an indoor walking track, multipurpose rooms, fitness rooms with lockers, a rock wall, boxing ring, pump bicycle track and handball, racquetball and pickleball courts.

The complex could also include computer workstations, space for small informal group seminars or office/meeting space for local nonprofits and schools to provide youth services.

Other options for physical fitness include a playground geared toward those with physical or cognitive limitations, an indoor warm therapy pool, indoor cool water exercise pool and other water activities.

Outdoor tiered grass seating for small bands and neighborhood events or a drive-in movie set-up is also a possibility.

The actual amenities, services, and activities to be included in the complex will be the result of community collaborations and staff recommendations.