All the hoop-la in South Knox is all over a new Senior Center that has been anticipated for a while now. June 12th at around 1:30 p.m. Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale, and Ninth District Commissioners Paul Pinkston and Tim Greene gathered at the new South Knoxville Senior Center located at 6729 Martel Lane to do the honor of cutting the ribbon on the project.
After working with the community during the planning of the center, the public spoke of what they would like to have at their disposal.
The new center is a 6,500 square-foot-facility with a pool and plenty of other senior focused amenities.
This is the fourth such center built, renovated or improved by the County. The other centers are in Halls, West Knoxville, and Corryton. All centers are designed to promote recreational, social, and educational opportunities for active adults 50 and over. Activities range from fitness and healthcare programs to computer instruction.
The Public Building Authority, working with architectural firm Adams Craft Herz and Walker, Inc. and Richardson Turner Construction, managed the project.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.