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Indoor basketball court and more with Williams rec center remodel

City Manager Tim Pettit shoots some hoops at the newly remodeled Williams rec center. (Summer Serino/WGCN)

City Manager Tim Pettit shoots some hoops at the newly remodeled Williams rec center. (Summer Serino/WGCN)

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — From lumber store, to skate park to craft fair venue, the “Shed” has been a part of Williams for decades. After a large-scale remodel, the city hosted its grand reopening Dec. 15.

City employees Joanna Dahm and Sylvia Lopez spearheaded the remodel. Their goal was to supply a welcoming space to the entire community, give the recreation department a more versatile space, and provide the police and fire departments with another place for trainings and meetings.

“We are a small community with limited options for physical activity, especially during the winter months,” Dahm said. “It is important to give the community a space everyone can utilize and enjoy.”

Dahm and Lopez first pitched the shed remodel to the city about eight months ago. After months of planning and gathering funding, construction started at the beginning of November. The project took about four weeks to complete.

The remodel was truly a communal effort. Bearizona Wildlife Park, KC HiLiTES and the Greater Williams Community Fund contributed $7,500 toward new flooring. Old Trails True Value donated the paint to for the interior of the building, and Steve and Liz Iverson donated the material and labor for the walls to be redone. Sanders Electrical Service also donated the supplies and labor for new electrical in the building.

The newly remodeled building will be used for a variety of community events. It will host craft shows, community sports and other rec center activities, including the annual Summer Rec Program.

The Shed can be reserved for events and parties by any group or person in the community. To do so, contact Sylvia Lopez at slopez@williamsaz.gov.

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