Community Center

The Bristol Recreation Department is currently exploring the feasibility for centralizing the Recreation Department, Clay Studio, and Teen Center in Bristol.

A property, 76 West Street, adjacent to the Recreation Field, has become available to the Town to purchase to provide a location for a new, consolidated, recreation facility. Sadly, the Hub Teen Center building (owned by the Bristol Recreation Club) is reaching the end of its time and an alternative will need to be found.

A nine person steering committee has been working together with the Town of Bristol, Recreation Department, and Bellwether Architects to evaluate the 76 West Street property, explore preliminary designs that work with programs, consider preliminary cost estimates and potential funding sources, and engage the community.

The Hub Teen Center building (owned by the Bristol Recreation Club) is reaching the end of its time and an alternative will need to be found.

The goal is for this committee to present a package of facts by the end of January for the FY2018 Annual Report, for community meetings, and for voters to consider and discuss at the Monday, March 4th Town Meeting.

For further information, contact Meridith McFarland, Recreation Director, Town of Bristol at recdirector@bristolvt.org or (802) 453-5885.

The current members of the steering committee are:

  • Ian Albinson
  • Steve Barsalou
  • Kristi Bedard
  • Peter Coffey
  • Brian LaClair
  • Meridith McFarland
  • David Rosen
  • Dan Sonneborn
  • Alicia Standridge

Community Center Steering Committee Meetings

DateAgendaVideoMaterialsMinutes
November 8, 2018TBD
October 8, 2018AgendaNEAT videoZoning site, Horse, Hockey, 76
Bellwether Concept 1 Farmhouse
Bellwether Concept 2
Bird-eye-view-of-Rec-Land
Bird-eye-view-of-Rec-Land-hub_area
Minutes
September 26, 2018AgendaNEAT video76_West_St_parcel_and_zoning_info_2018-08-06
Bellwether_Bristol_Recreation_Proposed_Scope_of_Services
Bristol Rec Program Summary 8-9-18
Recreation Center Steering Committee Agenda detailed
Status of current facilities
Town_of_Bristol_Zoning_Summary
Minutes