Washington Twp. recreation facility now has new name

The new name of the Washiington Twp. RecPlex better reflects the facility’s offerings to the community, according to the township. CONTRIBUTED
The new name of the Washiington Twp. RecPlex better reflects the facility’s offerings to the community, according to the township. CONTRIBUTED

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WASHINGTON TWP. – The township has changed the name of its recreation facility to the Washington Twp. RecPlex.

The switch better reflects the offerings at the 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Road facility and is part of the township’s rebranding that was rolled out last July, officials said.

“We are more than just a building and this has never been more evident than over the past year,” according to Recreation Director Mark Metzger.

“Our staff and volunteers were out of the buildings and in the community delivering food, filming virtual classes to share online, and adapting programs to keep participants safe,” he added.

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The former YMCA purchased by the township in 1988 covers 32 acres and about 86,000 square feet of building space that includes RecPlex East, RecPlex West and Town Hall Theatre, according to the township.

It features a pool and water slides, two gymnasiums, a climbing wall, a walking track, a fitness center and has been home to do Woodland Lights for more than 20 years.

RecPlex West, which houses both youth care and the Enrichment Center, is the former Centerville Cinemas building. The Town Hall Theatre is in downtown Centerville, but is owned by the township and run by the recreation department.

The township has been working on a strategic plan involving the recreation department for more than a year.

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The plan, which is expected to be presented in the coming months, is being completed in consultation with Berry-Dunn and has included focus groups with residents and a survey.

“Certainly the rebranding and ‘refresh’ of the RecPlex is in alignment with the strategic plan as it is a more accurate depiction of where the department has been for the past few years and is headed over the coming years,” according to Kate Trangenstein, township communications manager.

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