Groundbreaking Held For Watauga Rec Center (2018-10-17 15:07:18)

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Watauga County Recreation Center on October 16th.

Several commissioners spoke at the event, as well as County Manager Deron Geouque, Watauga County Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Denny Norris, Watauga County Schools Superintendent Scott Elliot and Rec Center architect Chad Roberson of Clark Nexsen.

Watauga Board of Commissioners Chairman John Welch said this project was a long time coming, and he’s excited it’s finally starting to roll. 

“This will be a facility that Watauga County will be proud of," Welch said. "The greatest thing about this is we are already working on partnerships with local organizations and nonprofits to make sure that as many people as possible can access this building. It’s exciting to be here, to turn some dirt and to finally get this going.”

The Watauga Rec Center is shooting to be open by March of 2020.