PLYMOUTH CREEK CENTER

The 18,000 square foot Plymouth Creek Center opened in 2000 at a cost of $7.6 million.

In 2006 another $915,000 was spent to bring the total facility to 29,000 square feet. 
In 2016 the City started planning for the renovation and expansion of the PCC.

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PCC USAGE

"According to the 2018 Park & Rec report, a full 80% of the usage at PCC is for Park and Rec programs.  In 2019 only 6 out of 10 weekend days are booked for the event center."

Per the 'Full Plymouth Room Weekend Availability' document, in 2019 37 of 52 Saturdays were booked, and 25 of 52 Fridays, totalling 62 of 104 weekend days, or 60%.  In total, 34%, or 124 of 365 days are blocked out. on the 2019 calendar.

TAXPAYER SUBSIDY

"As an amenity, the objection that golf 'loses money' is myopic.  Recreation programs and the PCC lose a ton of money.  Property taxes pay for 34 cents of every dollar that spent on rec programs - a $650,000 subsidy."

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"We're going to put in an indoor children's play area, even though we already have one in the dome, where open play attendance is down over 50% over the last five years, and only 65% of participants are Plymouth residents.  

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CHILDREN'S PLAY SPACES

Source: 2018 Plymouth Parks & Rec Annual Report

INDOOR WALKING TRACK

"We'll put in an indoor walking track, even though we already have one in the dome, and 173 miles of walking trails throughout the city. "

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September 2019 drawings show a walking track with about a 715 foot perimeter, or 7.4 laps per mile. The field house is 5.25 laps per mile.  It appears to be about ten feet wide.

COMPARATIVE FACILITIES & PLYMOUTH'S LIFETIME FITNESS

"We're going to spend 51 million dollars at least partially based on a consultants observation that our community center is smaller than other cities', even though the agreement with LifeTime Fitness - with its 2 gyms, and weight room and free fitness classes and free babysitting and childrens play space - was made expressly so Plymouth residents would not have to pay for an expensive community center space.