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The community engagement process to determine how the Hook Road Recreation Area could be improved began on Aug. 29, 2017. At a public meeting that night, Dewberry, an architecture and engineering firm hired by RA, along with the association's capital projects team, provided a general overview on how the Hook Road planning process would proceed, with the goal of presenting a proposal to the RA Board of Directors in 2018.
The Hook Road Recreation Area was originally developed in 1965 with additions of tennis and basketball amenities in 1973. Since that time, the recreation area has remained relatively unchanged.
In 2016, the RA board approved a new capital project methodology called “Full Facility Enhancements” or “Full Facility Projects.” This methodology focuses on revitalization of facilities as a singular unit instead of replacement of individual amenities. The prior methodology looked at facilities on an amenity by amenity basis spread out over several years. The goal is to improve RA facilities in a complete manner and create a greater impact to the membership.
In 2018, the RA board approved the conceptual master plan presented by the Hook Road Recreation Area Working Group. In spring of 2019, the conceptual master plan will undergo further architectural and engineering work to to develop cost estimates as well as a proposed schedule of implementation. We expect this work to be completed by summer of 2019.