Recently installed on the second floor of Kid City, The BEAM is an interactive projection system that turns indoor spaces into virtual playgrounds. Children can choose from a game library of more than 200 options that include adventure, memory, education and sports games for all ages.
Next month, nearly $80,000 in new fixed-resistance exercise machines will be installed in the gym. More than 120 new machines will be added to the facility’s existing cardio and free-weight equipment. Popular among senior citizens are the fixed resistance machines.
The additional equipment adds to the recent makeover of the center in 2016. Kid City features STEAM-focused play and activity zone for children. The space includes a Luckey Climber, a wall-sized Lite Brite and special access to a musically themed outdoor play area.
The gym is an adult workout area that also includes four courts that are open for basketball, volleyball and pickleball.
Separate indoor facilities are available for adult fitness classes and three activities rooms that can be rented for small events, birthday parties and business meetings.
Greenwood Mayor Mark W. Myers contends that the center has become a Southside destination for families and active health-minded residents and visitors.
Rob Taggart is the director of Greenwood Parks and Recreation.
Since 2015, the center has seen a 300 percent increase in memberships and in 1918 had a record 122,000 visitors.
Info at: greenwood.in.gov/play.