Newtown, CT – The town of Newtown’s new community and senior center opened its doors after a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on July 19, attended by local officials, community leaders and nearly 200 residents and new members.
The new 35,210sf facility, designed by QA+M Architecture, gives residents centralized access to community activities in a contemporary environment, doubles the space of the previous facility, and exponentially increases the services offered.
The Newtown Community Center includes an arts and crafts room; a commercial kitchen; a 5,000sf banquet room; a six-lane, 25-yard pool; a zero-entry activity pool; and outdoor connections to the surrounding area of the Fairfield Hills campus. Six multipurpose activity rooms accommodate activities ranging from music to group gatherings.
The separate 9,450sf senior center will cater to seniors’ programs and activities and strive to enhance and expand the current program offerings.
“We are so proud to be part of a project that will have such a positive impact on the residents of Newtown,” said Rusty Malik, AIA, principal of QA+M Architecture.
Speakers from the ribbon cutting ceremony featured First Selectman Dan Rosenthal, former First Selectman Pat Llodra, and Matt Arienello, director of the community center.