On Tuesday, October 25th, 2022, the City of Fayetteville held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Bill Crisp Senior Center.
This 19,619 square foot facility was dedicated to the late City Councilman, Bill Crisp, who served six consecutive terms for the City of Fayetteville. Crisp played a big part in the passage of the Parks and Recreation Bond, advocating for the construction of swimming pools and upgrades to recreation centers. He envisioned a building large enough to accommodate local seniors and their needs while providing services that keep them mentally and physically healthy.
Located on a 27 acre lake front site, the Bill Crisp Senior Center was designed to capture its scenic surroundings and maximize the opportunity for outdoor activities. The center includes a 2,000 square foot indoor warm-water exercise pool; a dance and exercise studio; multi-purpose room with moveable partitions to divide the space into game rooms, social event space, classrooms, and rental space; a fitness equipment room; an art studio, and a food production kitchen.
This facility provides many free programs and classes for seniors throughout the day such as water aerobics, chair yoga, chess, painting, basket weaving, learning technology classes, and health and education seminars. While the primary focus of this project was to cater to seniors, this center is designed for maximum flexibility and usability for everyone in their community to enjoy.
HH Architecture has enjoyed working with the City of Fayetteville on this project from design to completion and we are humbled to see the facility open to the community.