Please help us imagine a new community center in Belmont!
The Barrett Community Center, built in 1949, has served the Belmont Community for 70 years, first as an elementary school, then as a community center. During its tenure as the Barrett Community Center, the site has provided a variety of wellness and enrichment programs for all ages, a home for artists, licensed childcare for preschoolers, after school and summer programs for school-aged children. Outdoor spaces include an athletic field for youth sports, a pilot program for dogs off-leash, and playground and picnic areas.
Now it’s time to envision what new indoor and outdoor spaces and activities could be included in a reimagined community center. This process relies on your input! Please take a few moments to complete the brief survey.
Several additional opportunities for input, questions, and feedback will occur in the coming weeks and months. Please visit this site for updates.
Community Outreach Events:
March 1: BRSYSA Opening Day at Belmont Sports Complex - Pop Up Event
March 2: Belmont Little League Opening Day at Belmont Sports Complex - CANCELLED
March 15: Group 4 Architects presented the Community Center project workplan to City Council this week. Keep those survey responses coming! We’re eager to hear from everyone. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the March 28th Open House and Workshop. Meet us in Room 4 at Barrett Community Center.
March 28: Barrett Community Center Open House and Workshop! Drop in any time between 4pm and 7pm for informal discussions with the architects and City staff or join us from 7pm to 8:30pm for a formal presentation. The same topics will be covered in both sessions. This will be a great opportunity to share your thoughts and to learn about what information we’re gathering, the scope of the project, and much more. More information is available here.
April 11: Youth Advisory Committee @ Belmont Library - meeting with Belmont teens
April 12: 9:30-11:30 @ Twin Pines Senior & Community Center Lobby, Senior Care Seminar w/ Assemblymember Kevin Mullin
April 13: Earth Day @ Twin Pines Park - Pop Up Event
April 20: Egg Adventure Hunt @ Twin Pines Park - Pop Up Event
tbd: Farmer's Market
March 8: Community Advisory Committee selections will be announced after Commission appointments have been made by Council on March 12.
March 7: Planning and Public Works staff met with Group 4 to review the project site, currently applicable code requirements, and other planned City projects near Barrett Community Center
March 6: Group 4 Architects presented the Community Center Design project kickoff at the Parks & Recreation Commission meeting.
February 27: Parks & Rec staff met with Group 4 at Barrett Community Center to discuss project goals, existing programs, and site challenges and opportunities.