The City of High Point’s Parks and Recreation Department is launching a new study to help develop a vision for a new Center for Active Adults, which would serve people 50 years of age and up.
The city wants to get public input through an online survey to better understand the wants and needs of the community in this regard.
High Point officials said this week that they are asking residents over the age of 40 to provide input on the types of center-based activities and indoor and outdoor amenities they’d like to see in such a center.
About four years ago, High Point citizens voted to approve a bond referendum that will pay for the construction of the coming state-of-the-art Center for Active Adults at the Oakview Park campus at 503 James Road. The new center will re-house programs offered at the Roy B. Culler, Jr. Senior Center in the former Oak Hollow Mall.
The new center will be improved and will allow for new adult program opportunities.
In addition to the survey being offered online, hard copies are available at the Culler Senior Center as well as at all High Point recreation centers. Those who would prefer to receive the survey and respond to it by mail can call 336-883-3469.
The survey is quick and to the point; the city estimates it will take about five minutes to fill out. It’s available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J5WKQ7J and it will be open for response until Friday, July 28.
This “pre-design study” will gather information to help the city “determine space needs, develop a conceptual vision for the building and site and inform preliminary cost projections.”
If you’re interested in hearing the results of the survey, the findings will be reported to the Parks and Recreation Commission on Monday, Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m. and will also be presented to the High Point’s City Council at a September meeting.
The existing Culler Senior Center, which offers a broad spectrum of fitness, wellness, socialization, arts and lifelong learning opportunities for adults over 50, is a North Carolina Division on Aging and Adult Services Center of Excellence.