CREEDMOOR — The city of Creedmoor will celebrate the opening of the Creedmoor Community Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 27, at 7 p.m., followed by the center’s opening for the first full day of operation on Wednesday, April 28.

The completion of the Creedmoor Community Center marks a new era as the city seeks to better serve the needs of citizens. Renovations to the original building and the addition of a recreational facility will provide space to support the city’s community events and programs. Design for the center began in January of 2018 by Durham architect MHAworks, and construction began with a groundbreaking ceremony in April 2019 with contractor Harrod and Associates.

Inside the community center, you will find the Willow Oak Room, a rentable ballroom for community and private events, a flexible classroom that can be divided into two spaces, an aerobic exercise room, and a computer lab. Additionally, residents will have access to the South Granville Senior Center, complete with a prep kitchen, administrative offices and a sunroom leading outside to a spacious deck.

The new gymnasium features a full-size basketball court, an open exercise area with gym equipment, an indoor walking track, and Recreation Department staff office space. Just outside of the gym, you will find a partially shaded, paved walking track and a multi-purpose athletic field.

“We are thrilled to open the Creedmoor Community Center to the public,” Mayor Bobby Wheeler said. “It has been a long year without events and programs put on by our great Recreation Department staff. We can’t wait to bring the community back together in this new space.”

For more information about the city of Creedmoor and the Recreation Department, visit www.cityofcreedmoor.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. More information will be released in the coming weeks regarding membership fees, rental rates and capacity limits related to COVID-19 safety protocols.