Blue Springs Fieldhouse Wins Capstone Award
After voters rejected a tax increase to pay for a multipurpose community recreation and aquatics center, SFS worked with the City of Blue Springs, MO, to develop a lower cost plan for meeting the community’s recreation needs. The City purchased the underutilized Sports City building to transform into a new and modern community recreation center. Amenities provided in the facility include multi-activity courts, artificial turf field, walking tracks, state-of-the-art fitness center, rooms for aerobics, dance and spin classes, party/meeting rooms, locker rooms and a child watch area. Improvements were also made to the building’s exterior. Since opening in September 2015, the facility’s popularity among Blue Springs residents of all ages continues to grow and the facility has helped to revitalize a distressed building in the community. The project received a 2016 Capstone Award for Community Impact from the Kansas City Business Journal.