Artist rendering of the new Heights Park Rec Center, image courtesy Brinkley Sargent Architects.

Heights Recreation Center will celebrate the grand opening of its new building at 5 p.m. Tuesday 5/28. The event is open to the public and will include a ribbon cutting, dedication of the “Rocket” sculpture and self-guided tours of the new facility.

The 25,000-square-foot building provides more space for the classes and programs offered in old location and features a regulation-sized basketball court, dedicated game room, updated locker rooms and much more.

The new Family Aquatic Center, which is set to open this summer and located next door to the recreation center, will include modern aquatics amenities such as a zero-entry pool with splash playground, current channel, vortex pool, instructional water, lap swim, play features for a variety of ages, a double flume slide and shade structures.

Both facilities are funded through the 2010 Bond Program and are designed to fit with the surrounding neighborhoods’ midcentury modern architecture. The new rec center is designed to be certified as LEED silver.