City Council Approves Ogden Recreation Center

City Council Approves Ogden Recreation Center

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Gene Kennedy reportingA heated debate has come to an end in Ogden. Late last night, the city council gave the green light for a multi-million dollar recreation center.

It was standing room only in council chambers last night, because there was definitely a lot of interest in this.

City Council Approves Ogden Recreation Center

Supporters say it will bring new life to where the old Ogden Mall used to be. Opponents say they don't necessarily have a problem with the project, but why should taxpayers' dollars pay for it?

Under the plan approved late last night, the city will be paying for this for the next 25 years. The council approved 18-million dollars in bonds for the project.

City Council Approves Ogden Recreation Center

The multi-million dollar rec center will be built on Washington Boulevard, again, at the site of the former Ogden City Mall. It will be known as "the high adventure center," including a Fat Cats, a Golds Gym, an air tunnel for simulated skydiving, a wave pool for board riding, and a 72-foot high climbing wall.

Council voted 5-2 in favor of the bonds, and right after its' decision applause erupted in the packed council chambers.

So while there's opposition, there's definitely support too. The plan now calls for groundbreaking around New Years.

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