During the meeting on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, the Orange Beach City Council approved the low bid to construct the new 24/7 Adult Fitness Center on the Orange Beach Recreation Center campus. Stuart Construction LLC was awarded the contract, with a not-to-exceed cost of $2,968,082.
Work is expected to begin in early May on the 17,400-square-foot adult gym. The project has a 12-month construction timeline.
Mayor Tony Kennon, City Administrator Ken Grimes Jr., and the City Council members - Annette Mitchell, Jerry Johnson, Joni Blalock, Jeff Boyd and Jeff Silvers - have worked diligently with the engineers and architect to design a beautiful building, inside and out, for the citizens of Orange Beach.
The new building will free up much-needed space in the Rec Center for the Expect Excellence program and Camp Sunshine.
The adult gym will include a main open-space weight/cardio room (10,700 square feet of space), two group fitness rooms with a breakout wall (3,400 square feet total), and large locker rooms with saunas, showers and restrooms. (Watch a virtual tour of the Orange Beach Adult Fitness Center above or by clicking this link to watch it on the city's YouTube channel.)
We look forward to exciting additions on the Recreation Center campus. The building was designed by Davis Architects, Inc. and McCollough Architecture.