Rosehill Community Center wins award

By Kevin Witte | May 16, 2012

The Rosehill Community Center recently received the Facility Spotlight Award from the Washington Recreation and Parks Association. The award was presented at the association’s annual conference on May 3.

“All the hard work by the Mukilteo City Council, the Design Committee, ARC Architects, and the city staff paid off with a beautiful building that offers recreation and rental opportunities to the community,” said Jennifer Berner, Recreation and Cultural Services Director, who accepted the award on behalf of the city.

The WRPA committee was impressed by Rosehill’s signature spaces, how each room captures the stunning view of the water, and the high numbers the community center accomplished in its first year of operation.

Rosehill saw a 35 percent increase in the number of recreation programs offered, a 45 percent increase in recreation program participation, and exceeding revenue projections by $78,000. The Lodging Tax Fund also had a $20,000 increase as a result of Rosehill’s first year of operation.

The criteria for the award was: community needs and design objectives, obstacles the project encountered and how they were overcome, how the finished project reflects outstanding use of the site, and how the project demonstrates the character of the community and how it is committed to parks and recreation.

The Washington Parks and Recreation Awards Committee was made up of professionals from all over the state.

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