Eaton Area Parks and Recreation District
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Message from The EAPRD Board
As we are on the cusp of our grand opening, the Eaton Area Park and Recreation District/Community Center is near completion. This is our first full program guide for our new center, offering all the activities and classes that would not have been possible in our previous location. We as a board welcome you to experience the possibilities. We have filled this guide with programs and classes to kick off the new facility, but we are looking to hear from you, the community, as to the ideas you have to utilize the facility. We understand that, to start, we will be learning what works and what needs changing, but our ultimate goal is for this to be a place where the community wants to be. We truly want to be a community center where all ages come together, not just for recreation, but for a chance to try something new, learn something, or even just to meet and visit. We are very excited to see where the next few months take us. Additionally, we the board would like to take this opportunity to thank our community for allowing us to be a part of this project. It has been an incredible journey. We believe that this facility
will be a great asset to our community and just another reason why it is so great to live here.
—The EAPRD Board
Message from EAPRD District Director, Byan Kentfield
As the saying goes, “it’s not where you’re at, it’s who you’re with.” When reflecting on the past three years, what was accomplished is quickly surpassed with who it was accomplished by. The collection of individuals assembled to establish the Eaton Area Park & Recreation District, then design and construct the Eaton Area Community Center is by far the best team I have ever had the pleasure of working alongside. This project was approached with tenacity and fire, driven by a vision with hopes of one day being able to say that Eaton is home to one of the most beautiful, functional and effective community facilities throughout the region. That vision is now a reality, one that so many can be proud of.
The next vision and journey to pursue is ensuring that the activities, programs and events hosted within our new walls, meet the ever evolving expectations of the community and ourselves. We owe so much to those who have supported this project, and the team now shifts from design and construction to operations and programming. The staff here at the Eaton Area Park and Recreation District will push the limits and we will strive to not be normal. We want to stand out, be bold, and never settle. We ‘ll constantly challenge ourselves to ensure that the community is proud of what we do, who we are, and what we provide. As always, we look forward to exceeding expectations.
Thank you for allowing us to serve the Eaton community. On your next visit to the Eaton Area Community Center, stop by, say hello, we cannot wait to see you.
—Bryan Kentfield, EAPRD District Director