Mary Sue Rich Community Center


Ocala, FL

BE WELL, Recreation
About This Project

This new two-story building will be the hub of the community serving a diverse age population with designated indoor spaces for senior, youth and family programs. The facility includes a 400-seat banquet/event space that can be divided into three rooms and a kitchen that will serve senior meals and kid’s after school meals, in addition to catering and public cooking options. Health and wellness facilities include an open fitness area, indoor walking track, two multipurpose studios with operable partitions for larger mind/body and dance studio groups; two full basketball court gymnasiums with 120-person bleachers for each court; indoor playground with connection to one of the courts to be used for camps; senior studio and multipurpose room, library and media center, and huddle rooms for tutoring and health advice. In the future, the City will be adding outdoor spaces, including an outdoor playground and event lawn, and community garden.