Facility Tours

The City will offer guided tours highlighting maintenance and repair issues at the Irene B. French Community Center and Merriam Aquatic Center throughout the summer. 

Irene B. French Community Center

The IBFCC’s roof leaks and its basement floods; the temperature is either too hot or too cold, and odors can be unbearable; ceiling tiles fall, concrete crumbles; and much of the facility doesn’t comply with current building and life-safety codes, or meet requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A partial demolition and renovation of the facility would address structural, safety and accessibility issues, reconfigure some of the existing rooms, and construct a new addition. 

Proposed Repairs & Renovations

ADA accessibility
Site drainage
Concrete curbing / walkways
Domestic fire and protection lines
Storm drain piping and catch basins

Renovate building entry / kitchen access
Wayfinding outside and inside building
Roof drainage / structure
Renovate basement (1911)
Renovate first floor (1911)
Renovate existing reception, lobby, corridors
Renovate Jenks Gymnasium
Abandon 1911 mezzanine
Exterior renovations
Renovate 1937 room additions
Mechanical, electrical, plumbing
Code compliant upgrades
Ventilation / exhaust upgrades
HVAC upgrade
Demolish 2/3 of 1951 addition
Construct new addition

Locker rooms / family areas
Fitness / weight room
Aerobics room
Full size gymnasium with raised mezzanine walking track
New mechanical room

The Merriam Aquatic Center

In 2014, Larkin Aquatics completed a comprehensive study of the MAC, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and ADA requirements.