EDITOR: I am writing in response to Marby Lee’s negative
comments about our Community Center. I’m sorry that she feels it
doesn’t fit with the needs of Morgan Hill but from her story I
’t think she ever gave it a chance – she was already complaining
about the sidewalks on her way to the Center.
I am writing in response to Marby Lee’s negative comments about our Community Center. I’m sorry that she feels it doesn’t fit with the needs of Morgan Hill but from her story I don’t think she ever gave it a chance – she was already complaining about the sidewalks on her way to the Center.
My family has been long waiting for the opening of our beautiful new Community Center and we couldn’t be more thrilled that it is finally here. My son walks from school to a clay sculpting class and drawing class provided by Parks and Recreation. My mother meets him there to take the clay sculpting class as well. We will definitely be enjoying many more classes throughout the years. (Anyone willing to teach cooking?) There are scholarships available for kids who can’t afford the fees. It is a Community Center if you want to enjoy art and craft classes, dance and exercise, soccer, yoga, photography …
We stop by often just to stroll through the lobby and look at the artwork on the walls. We stop by to enjoy the fountain and to play in the dancing water (and I’m 40 years old!). We plan to grab lunch-to-go and eat it on the grass surrounding the amphitheater. It is a Community Center if you can appreciate the park setting and attractive outdoor art.
We are so impressed with the beauty of the architecture, the colors, and the details that were included especially the copper fixtures and the wood beam ceilings. The Children’s Pavilion in particular is enchanting.
Marby stated that the rental fees of $60 to $100 were just too high. But compare it to a kids birthday at The Jungle ($16 to $25 per child) and it seems like a great deal to have the use of this delightful pavilion including the outdoor play area and the water feature. What a great option we have right here in Morgan Hill. Or you can reserve a space in one of our city parks for free. It is a Community Center if you need a state-of-the-art business meeting space or want to hold your large event locally.
Our Community Center is what we make of it. There are so many options with this facility but it will require input from all of us. If there is something that you want to happen, make it happen. So you see, I think the use of the facility was targeted at everyday folks like me … and hopefully you too.
Renee Roberts, San Martin