By Rusty Bradshaw
Sun City residents who visit Bell Recreation Center, 16820 N. 99th Ave., will see a new informational kiosk.
The old hexagonal kiosk was demolished to make room for a new information center, according to Jim Wellman, former RCSC assistant general manager.
“Actually, it pretty much fell down,” he stated in his monthly report to the Recreation Centers of Sun City Board of Directors.
The kiosk provides a space for RCSC and sanctioned club announcements and other rec centers-sanctioned communications. The kiosk is located between the Bell Branch Maricopa County Library and the Visitors Center in the center entry area facing east toward 99th Avenue.
The structure will be replaced by a triple-faced block information wall finished in rock and stucco, according to Mr. Wellman. The wall will also incorporate three LED-lighted 60-by-48 outdoor bulletin boards.
The new wall is part of the Visitors Center remodeling project that was completed earlier this year. The remodeled visitor center includes an automatic entrance door, reconfiguring of interior walls, LED lighting, new ceilings, windows, doors, flooring, furniture, literature displays and new fire alarm panel and sprinkler heads. The remodeling cost was $132,152.
That project was completed and employees and volunteers moved from the temporary office to the remodeled space in mid-February.
The kiosk and Visitors Center remodel project was funded by the Leta J. Lyon estate. Ken McIntyre Construction was the contractor for the center and will do the work on the new kiosk.