$2M Renovated Lasky Recreation Center Reopens


DETROIT — Local youth and families Thursday joined Mayor Dave Bing and GM North America President Mark Reuss, vice chairman of the General Motors Foundation, to reopen the newly renovated Lasky Recreation Center.

The center had been under construction since November 2011 after the GM Foundation made a $2 million grant for its renovation. Improvements include new roofing, air conditioning units, gym windows, paint, motorized handicapped lift, a larger boxing ring, added windows, roof repairs, remodeled restrooms and locker rooms, new LED lights in the parking lot and more.  The foundation’s grant also made possible upgrades to Detroit’s Joseph Walker Williams Recreation Center.

Lasky will resume hosting a variety of activities for kids up to age18, and it will again be a welcoming place for youth and families to be active and learn year round.

“As a corporate leader in this community, we must do all we can to help the city’s youth and bring the city back to its former vitality,” said Reuss. “Seeing the children learn and play together here today is another step toward further strengthening the fabric of Detroit.”

General Motors’ team GM Cares employee volunteers joined leading indoor and outdoor activities at the center, including boxing, disc and mini-golf and radio-controlled car racing.

For more information on the center, directions, and activities visit www.detroitmi.gov or call (313) 224-INFO (4636).