Purpose The purpose of the Indoor Recreation Center Steering Committee is to investigate and propose to the Brookings City Council a financially viable center that meets the needs of our citizens, improves Brookings quality of life, and generates additional visitors to the Brookings community.
Evaluate the needs of the Brookings community and determine what amenities are needed not only now, but into the future.
Determine the potential construction cost associated with a facility and determine possible funding sources.
Evaluate the potential costs associated with running the proposed facility and investigate what similar communities have done to ensure community engagement.
Identify site and location requirements and possible sites meeting these requirements.
Investigate and quantify the potential economic impact, specifically in tourism dollars, of a facility like this.
The Committee will consist of nine members total:
One member of City Council (Chair)
One member of the Brookings School System
One member of the Parks and Recreation Board
One member of the Brookings Health System Board of Trustees
One member of Brookings Convention and Visitors Bureau Staff and
Four citizens at-large, preferably with a background in club sports or health and recreation, a parent of a preschooler or an active senior citizen.