Hundreds of current Recreation Center members, Advisory Board representatives, City of Annapolis employees, community constituents, area business owners and faith-based leaders recently attended the ceremonial ribbon cutting of the new 80,000 sq. foot "Pip" Moyer Recreation Center (PMRC) at Truxtun Park. It has been substantially completed and the City showcased this major project with self-guided tours, ribbon cutting and evening reception on Friday, October 30, 2009.
At a cost of approximately $16 million, the multi-use, ecology-green, facility features a gymnasium of three basketball courts, auxiliary gym for volleyball, indoor walking/jogging track, rock climbing wall, fitness center with cardio and weight machines, Ballocity™ playground, Kidz Zone babysitting, meeting and banquet rooms and other support services including the relocation of the Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department offices.
Dedicated to Former Mayor Roger "Pip" Moyer
The PMRC is dedicated to former Mayor Roger "Pip" Moyer for his accomplishments in the Annapolis community. Mr. Moyer has given more than 40 years of dedication, serving as Alderman, mayor, coach, teacher, and Deputy Housing Director.
Building the Recreation Center
Former Mayor Ellen Moyer and City Council members have been strong supporters of a centrally located recreation center at Truxtun Park since its recommendation in the award-winning, Parks and Paths for People Plan of 1987. Approximately, $18 million was budgeted in the City's Capital Improvement Program for design and construction of the building. Scheibel Construction was awarded the contract in November 2008 and began construction soon thereafter.