DeKalb gets new recreation center

DeKalb County will hold a grand opening ceremony Saturday at the new Redan Recreation Center.

The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. at 1839 Phillips Road in Lithonia.

More than 100 children have already gotten the chance to check out the new center as part of the summer day camp. However, additional programs will be added July 10. Volleyball and basketball leagues are scheduled to start in the fall, said Shelia Edwards, spokeswoman for the CEO.

The center features a gym with volleyball and basketball courts, a suspended walking track, aerobic/dance room and fitness room. There also is a computer lab, meeting rooms and craft rooms.

The $5.7 million center was paid for out of the 2001 and 2006 park bond funds, Edwards said.