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SRPMIC Leaders Tour New Way of Life Facility

(L-R) (back) SRPMIC Engineering and Construction Services Construction Manager Steven Pokrzywka, SRPMIC Engineering and Construction Services Senior Construction Manager Joshua Sciacca, General Counsel to SRPMIC Michael Shiel, Community Manager Bryan Meyers, Treasurer John Carroll, Council Member Ricardo Leonard, Director of Administration Glen Law, Council Member David Antone, Engineering and Construction Services Director Todd Auger. (Front) Council Member Jenelle Howard, Council Member Deanna Scabby, SRPMIC President Delbert Ray, Sr., MayDall Construction President David Dallas, Council Member Tom Largo, Sr. and Council Member Michael Dallas, Sr. in front of the Way of Life Facility [WOLF].

One of the newest and largest structures under construction in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is the Way of Life Facility (WOLF). Members of the SRPMIC Council toured the nearly complete multi-level facility on May 11.

The WOLF is located in the central part of the Community, along Indian School Road just east of Center Street. It will offer physical and leisure activities for Community members of all ages, with a swimming pool, skate park, basketball courts, a walking track and more.

The tour began with a review of the site features at the skate park, which has multiple uses and functions, such as an amphitheater.

The tour continued inside, where the visitors got a look at the three-basketball-court gym, the indoor running track above the courts, and the special light fixtures. On sunny days, the gym will take advantage of natural light instead of using houselights.

The next stop included the party room and the natatorium (indoor swimming pool). Staff explained what Council members were looking at from the building, as construction crews were digging into the ground outside, building the lap pool, lazy river and spa areas.

The tour moved upstairs, where Council members could see the area outside where Little League field will be. Inside, they toured the fitness center space, which includes aerobics and spinning rooms. They also toured the space that will house the Recreation Department, the Youth Services Department, the Boys and Girls Club-Red Mountain Branch and an area for activities for Community seniors.

Many members of the Council left impressed. The tour lasted about 90 minutes.

Substantial completion of construction is expected in December, and the WOLF should be fully operational by early 2018.

PROJECT AMENITIES
118,000 square feet facility on 14.3 acres
2-Story Structure
Offices
Classrooms
Conference Rooms
Computer Lab
Teen Center
Library
Indoor Pool with Pool Playground
3-Indoor Basketball Courts
Fitness Center
Indoor Walking Track
Snack Bar
Full Service Kitchen
Maintenance Area
Multi-Purpose Field
Baseball Field
Skate Park
Splash Pad
BBQ Grill Stations

DEPARTMENTS
Youth Services Department
Recreation Department
HHS Diabetes Services Program/ Fitness Center
Senior Services
Public Works Maintenance
Boys & Girls Club of Greater
Scottsdale-Red Mountain Branch

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