The ceremonial start of construction for the new community recreation center and addition at Anthony Middle School will be Friday.

The groundbreaking ceremony starts at 4 p.m. at 2501 Browning Ave.

The community recreation center will have courts for basketball, volleyball and pickleball plus an elevated track, among other amenities.

Officials haven’t announced a groundbreaking event for the community recreation center and addition at Eisenhower Middle School.

Crews also are breaking ground on the new Douglass Recreation Center at 4 p.m. March 4 at 10th Street and Fort Riley Boulevard.

Plans for the new Douglass Recreation Center include an 84-foot basketball court, two 74-foot cross courts for basketball, pickleball and volleyball, and a three-lane elevated walking track above the court, among other amenities.

The current center, at 900 Yuma St., was built in the 1940s. Officials plan to keep both centers operational once the new center is complete.

Kimball and

College Avenue

project

Crews are starting the Kimball and College avenues two-phase project Monday.

The project will add intersection turn lanes, new traffic signals, pedestrian trail north of Kimball and a new bus pullout.

The first phase will reduce Kimball to one lane in both directions, officials said. People will not be able to access the north side of the intersection during this time.

Officials said the second phase will close access to Kimball from College Avenue south of the intersection.

The city anticipates project completion in spring 2021.