Mayor continues to upgrade municipal buildings
The DeMaria Administration is moving forward with renovating the Samuel Gentile Recreation Center. Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently announced that the City of Everett’s Facility Maintenance Department has begun work on the men’s and women’s bathrooms and the lobby of the historic building. The Recreation Center is an important community hub for DeMaria and the youths and residents of Everett – hosting basketball games, summer camps, community events and much more.
Mayor DeMaria, in a recent City Council meeting, highlighted the history of the Recreation Center, which was first erected in 1950. Since then it has remained as an important branch of recreation and fun for the community, serving families and children throughout Everett. He expressed the importance of preserving and renovating such integral buildings that stand as Everett landmarks, and integrating their history with the new development emerging in the city.
“Together we are making our City a better place to live, work and play,” stated Mayor DeMaria. “Preserving recreational amenities, such as the Samuel Gentile Recreation Center, is not only important for our City’s history, but also its future. It is my goal to provide as many resources and services to our residents as possible. I want to commend both the Facilities and Public Works Departments. The members of those departments are doing an excellent job performing the work on time and below the estimated cost of construction.”
In 2017 the Facilities Department completed the upgrade of a new state-of-art floor that provides a safe, high-performance basketball surface that reduces shock and delivers excellent traction and ball response. This high-performance athletic surface is not affected by moisture or humidity, which was a major concern about the previous surface.