The REC Logo.

The Port Orange REC is getting a total remodel! The Parks & Recreation team is very excited to be opening the City's first true community center in late Summer of 2022, with the expansion and remodeling of the REC. The building will host programs and events for all ages and be a place for the community to gather. As we near the opening date, please check back for updates and follow us on Facebook @PortOrangeParks

What's Coming

The Port Orange Gym included 3 courts, a locker room, and office space. The redesigned REC will include:

  • Original 3 Gym Courts
  • 10,000 added square feet
  • Indoor Playground and 2-story Slide
  • Game Room
  • Parent and Teen Lounges
  • "Mini-Gym" Activity Space
  • 2 Multi-Purpose Rooms
  • Caterer's Kitchen
  • Office and Meeting Space

The REC will also be the entry point for the existing skate park, allowing the department to make some big updates including a covered patio space. 

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Side view of the redesigned REC rendering
Side view of the redesigned REC rendering


The contractor for the project is Saboungi Construction, Inc. Construction began on August 16th, with a 305-day estimated time to completion. 

As of mid-January the additions on the east and west sides of the building are taking shape. The full footprint of the new building can now be seen. See the below photos of the current construction status. 

Check back for regular construction updates or follow us on Facebook @PortOrangeParks.  

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Progress Update - January 27th, 2022

We Want to Hear from You!

This project is ultimately for YOU, the residents of Port Orange. We want to hear from you about what programs and events you want to see in the building. The Parks & Recreation team is hard at work planning, and your ideas could spark the next great plan! Send your ideas to [email protected] 

Calling All Instructors!

Want to host your classes in the brand new REC? Send your ideas to [email protected]. Please describe what class you plan to teach, estimated attendance, proposed days and times, and any other relevant information that we should know. A team member will be in touch to discuss your idea.

Project funding provided by the Volusia County ECHO Grant Program, Daytona Beach Racing and Recreational Facilities District Grant Program, and the City of Port Orange.

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Racing and Rec Grant Logo

For questions about the project or the upcoming REC opening, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 386-506-5851.