MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) -- A new recreation center in Madison continues to move from dream to reality. The facility, which will include an indoor pool and multiple basketball courts, is the result of a partnership between the city and the school district.
"We need it today, but more importantly we need it for the next 20 years as our population grows," said Mayor Troy Trulock.
The rec center will be built on land donated from Madison City Schools and located next to the football stadium on Celtic Drive. The set-up will also utilize the existing parking lots.
"It will be a little bit larger than what we have at Dublin, but we're still in the design phase," said Trulock.
Three consulting firms are helping to design and build the facility, along with the architects. The design phase is expected to last through the end of the year. City officials plan to break ground on the project in February 2016 with a tentative completion in summer 2017
"Anytime you can build a new facility for the city, but you can do it in partnership, where you share the cost, that's just a win-win for everybody," said Trulock.