Named in honor of Fircrest’s first Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, Roy Murphy, the new 15,000 square foot community center features several event spaces, a community kitchen, a teen room and a large multi-purpose gym for sports and fitness programs.
The adjacent Edwards Family Aquatic Center features a six lane lap pool with a diving board and whirlpool play area, a separate wading pool for little ones and a pool house with locker rooms, a party room and another community kitchen. The aquatic center will open again for the 2022 summer season on May 28th, offering swim lessons, swim team and adult lap swim.
This impressive new complex was designed by Seattle-based ARC Architects. Financing for the project was a community effort in the truest sense of the word. Design and construction costs were covered by funds from a voter-approved bond measure and additional funds contributed by individuals, foundations and other private sources.
The City of Fircrest Parks and Recreations Department operates and maintains 27 acres of land, including 10 acre Fircrest Park where the community center and pool facilities are located. For more information, visit the parks and rec department website.