Recreation Services Announces Work in Student Recreation Center–North


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 23, 2008 — The Department of Recreation Services announced this week that the Student Aquatic Center (SAQ) Leisure Pool will be closed from Monday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 10 for maintenance work.

The lap (fitness) pool and hot tub will not be affected by this work and will remain open during this time for patron use, said Troy Vaughn, director of Recreation Services. Projects will include installation of a rope swing near the zipline and addition of anchors for additional lap lane lines for use in the leisure pool. Yearly cleaning also will take place during this time in the leisure pool, he said.

Additionally, several of the wood floors in the Student Recreation Center (SRC)-North will be screened and resurfaced in the coming weeks. Patrons will smell a new coating that will be applied during this time period, Vaughn said. The schedule is as follows in certain areas of the SRC-North:

Monday, July 28–Friday, Aug. 1:

Multi-Purpose Rooms 201/203 and two racquetball courts

Monday, Aug. 4–Friday, Aug. 8:

Aerobics Studio and remaining three racquetball courts

The West Gymnasium floor in the SRC-North will see vast improvements in the coming weeks, Vaughn said. Starting on Thursday, Aug. 7, the floor will see new paint, added 3-point lines per new NCAA requirements, removal of old logos and addition of new ones, and a new finish coating applied. Work will extend through Wednesday, Aug. 20. Patrons will be asked to enter the Student Aquatic Center through the East Gymnasium by walking down the track and entering the SAQ through the overhead door.  Signs in the foyer of the SRC-North will be available to guide patrons and users appropriately, Vaughn said.

“Please know that around Aug. 13 and 14, floor finish fumes will be evident within the facility,” he said. “The Department will do everything it can to expel the smell within the facility.”

For more information, contact Vaughn at or (573) 651-2878.