Crews pour concrete for the bridge and entrance to the Vernon Recreation Complex Friday. The complex remains open to the public.

Crews pour concrete for the bridge and entrance to the Vernon Recreation Complex Friday. The complex remains open to the public.

Concrete start to rec upgrades

The Vernon Recreation Complex project reached the stage where concrete began to flow Friday.

Some concrete progress is being made at a local amenity.

The Vernon Recreation Complex bridge and entrance renovation project reached the stage where concrete began to flow Friday.

“General contractor Maddocks Construction notified recreation services staff Thursday that concrete would be poured starting Friday,” said Doug Ross, the city’s director of recreation services.

The project will now move into the next phase from preparation to building structures.

Exterior upgrades will include a refurbished bridge, improved lighting, bicycle storage and planters while the interior will see an expanded lobby with a healthy choices food kiosk acting as a link between the lobby and patio area.

Disabled accessible entrances will also be installed at all main access points.

The project is expected to be completed by spring.