Bethel Multi-use Recreation Facility

Recreation Facility Plan

Project Date: August-October, 2005
Project Manager:Thea Agnew and Chris Beck
Client:City of Bethel
Location: Bethel

Project Description

Bethel is the growing hub of the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta, a thriving region that is home to over 20,000 people. Foremost in the goals listed in Bethel’s 1997 Comprehensive Plan are desires to continue to expand and stabilize the City’s economy, and to expand opportunities for healthy recreation where community members can mix with one another, strengthening the already strong bonds that tie the community together. The proposed Multi-Use Recreation Center is intended to become a vital center that enhances Bethel’s social and economic well-being.

The goal of this project is to prepare a multiuse recreation facility plan for the community of Bethel, Alaska. Input on the use and design of the facility will be gathered from a broad, diverse group of residents and visitors to develop a facility plan. Two community-wide workshops and two planning team meetings will be conducted to gather public ideas and opinions over the course of three months. At the project’s conclusion, the report will be presented to the Bethel City Council. The facility plan will incorporate ideas from the public for the multi-use facility to improve the Bethel economy in a significant and long lasting way (e.g., by making portions of the facility available for lease to businesses).

The plan will be sufficient to lead to the design of the building and then to its construction.

Public Participation Notices

Planning Team Meeting #2

  • Monday, October 3, 2205 – 12:00 – 2:00 PM, City Council Chambers, Bethel City Hall
    Planning Team Flyer (71 KB)

Second Community Workshop

  • Monday, October 17, 2005 – 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Location to be announced

Facility Plan Presentation

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2205 – City Council Chambers, Bethel City Hall


Public Comment

If you would like to comment on the Bethel Multi-Use Recreation Facility Plan, download our Comment Form.