City sells off another recreation center: Stuart Patterson Center to become daycare center

I can’t find when the transaction happened, or for how much, but the city sold off another piece of the public’s amenities.

The Stuart Patterson Recreation Center, 238 Baltimore St. , which served the Old North Dayton community, used to be a hub of activity for kids. I can’t remember when exactly, but at one point, a friend, Patrick Radachi was the director of the facility and he got in a huge controversy for having a “lock in” “rave”- dance party sleep over. The kids loved it- the community was aghast.

But, no more. The pool has been closed for years. The tennis courts have no nets. A spray park sits as a poor excuse for “summer fun” and the park is strewn with trash.

And, the center has a new tenant, the Ahiska Turkish American Community has acquired the property and is in the midst of turning it into a day care center, and no, they won’t be reopening the pool.

If anyone can point me to the Commission agenda where the purchase was OK’d I’d appreciate it.

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