SD Rec Centers Get Extended Hours

Local recreation centers and libraries will now have extended hours, funded in part by the city's budget surplus

By Monica Garske
|  Thursday, May 10, 2012  |  Updated 10:54 PM PDT
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SD Rec Centers Get Extended Hours

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San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders announces the city's financial problems have been solved.

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The City of San Diego’s recreation centers are now open an additional five hours per week, as a result of the city’s improved financial condition.

According to the office of Mayor Jerry Sanders, the newly extended hours are funded, in part, by the city’s $16.5 million budget surplus Sanders announced earlier this year.

Sanders had said he wanted to use the extra funds to help restore hours San Diego’s libraries and rec centers, among other city services.

Now, each of the city’s 55 recreation centers are open an additional five hours per week. Hours of operation vary at each location, and have been updated on the City’s website.

“For many San Diegans, our recreation centers provide not only a place for exercise, but also for community involvement,” Mayor Jerry Sanders said.

“As we’ve faced tough financial challenges, both our local residents who use our centers, and our city employees who work there have felt the brunt of cutbacks. Keeping our recreation centers open longer represents another step toward fiscal recovery,” he continued.

The city’s 35 branch libraries will be open on Mondays, effective June 4.

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