New David W. Phillips Activity Center now open for the community
Friday, September 14, 2018
CONCORD - On September 11, 2018 the City of Concord celebrated the opening of a new activity center located at 946 Burrage Road NE in the Beverly Hills neighborhood, which has been named in honor of former City Council Member Dave Phillips.
Managed by the programs staff of the Parks and Recreation Department, the David W. Phillips Activity Center will host a variety of interactive recreational opportunities for youth and adults. Classes and activities will include arts and crafts, cooking, fitness, nature, and more.
Former Council Member Phillips is a lifelong resident of Concord and retired from Duke Energy Carolinas with 36 years of service. During his 20 years on Concord City Council (1995-2015), he served two terms as Mayor Pro-Tem. He is a member and former president and director of the Concord Rotary Club, member of the UNCC Alumni Association, and life member of the National Eagle Scout Association. Prior to being elected to City Council, he served on Concord’s Planning and Zoning Commission. He also is one of the City's representatives on the Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County (WSACC) board of directors. He has several interesting hobbies including model train collecting.
To acquire the space for this new and innovate recreation offering in Concord, the City purchased a prominently located former residence and surrounding property that has been vacant for several decades. The City contracted with local firms Griffin Architects, P.A. and Ike's Construction, Inc. to design and renovate the property into program space, offices, and parking while retaining the residential character.
Activities in the David W. Phillips Activity Center are already available for registration, learn more about the offerings on pages 10 through 21 of the Fall 2018 Leisure Times, and register at concordparksandrec.org. In addition to scheduled program times, you can also visit staff at the center weekdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (with plans to expand these time frames in the future) or call 704-920-5604.
Peter L. Franzese
Public Affairs and Projects Manager