More Than 300,000 Visitors and Counting at Plymouth Community Center
On a dreary day, there’s no better place to take your kids than an indoor playground.
“We love the Plymouth Community Center because there’s a ton to do,” said Kaycee Miller, a parent from Albertville. “They have the dome, they have the K.U.B.E”
The K.U.B.E., also known as the Kids Ultimate Backyard Experience, is one of the main reasons why Miller frequently makes the drive from Albertville with her kids.
“We have pretty active boys and it’s a good space for us to come in the winter when it’s cold,” Miller said. “And it’s clean and we can pack a lunch and meet our friends and have a good play date.”
Miller is one of the 366,000 visitors to the Plymouth Community Center in 2022, which is an achievement for the venue, considering that the event and education wing didn’t open until July.
“It’s very exciting to see the community use our space,” said Jess Riley, the Plymouth Community Center manager.
Riley she says the previous facility – known as the Plymouth Creek Center — didn’t have enough space for things like recreation and corporate events.
But, after a $50 million expansion and renovation, that’s all changed.
Now, the Plymouth Community Center has upgraded meeting rooms to attract business clientele, a larger outdoor deck space where people can gather and enjoy the views of the Millennium Garden and a renovated ballroom to attract weddings and other events.
“Already for 2023 we have 70 ballroom events throughout the whole year,” Riley said. “We had 700 birthday parties already scheduled, so we’re looking to double our numbers from 2022.”
The goal is to meet the needs of a growing city and give people who don’t live here another reason to come to Plymouth.
“It’s a place you want to be and hang out with your kids,” said Miller. “Yeah, we love it.”
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