Hailey Konnath / World-Herald staff writer wrote:About 4 miles from the site of the proposed $125 million Nebraska Multisport Complex in La Vista, Papillion is planning its own $45 million community and recreation center.
But Papillion voters will decide whether to advance the project, which features an indoor pool, a lazy river, gymnasiums, outdoor fields, a youth center and a senior citizens center.
The May 10 ballot includes a proposal to raise the city’s sales tax to fund a bond measure to pay for the center. The City of Papillion wants to build at the Papillion Recreation Department’s current office at 1100 W. Lincoln St.
The 190,000-square-foot community center would include, among other features:
» An indoor pool and a lazy river
» Multiple gymnasiums
» An elevated walking track and an exercise facility
» Golf assessment
» Community meeting and banquet space
» Youth center
» Senior center
» Arts space
» Satellite library programming
» Space for a yet-to-be-determined community partnership
» Soccer and baseball/soccer fields
» Batting cages