The Fox HIll Neighborhood Center is a multi-purpose building offering a variety of programs and activities. Some of those activities include pickleball, chair yoga, scrapbooking, quilting, exercise, guitar jam and more.
A neighborhood center is different from a community center in that a neighborhood center is staffed and programmed by volunteers, not paid staff. This requires many reliable volunteers who help create programs and supervise all activities that take place at the center.
Fox Hill Neighborhood Center also has several rooms available for rental for events such as birthday parties, baby showers, meetings and receptions.
Current Fox Hill Neighborhood Center officers are:
President Lori Evans
Vice-President Linda Ware
Secretary Shannon Marshall
Treasurer Jamie Chapman
If you would like to volunteer or contribute to the center, your help would be welcomed.
Fox Hill groups created their first neighborhood center in a building at Grundland Park. It was used from the mid-1970s until it was destroyed by a tornado in 2014. That center served as a site for youth sports registrations and banquets, various meetings, senior citizens gatherings, weddings, funerals, family reunions and spaghetti suppers and fish fries, often fund-raisers for local organizations.
A community engagement process, including public meetings, was used to select a new site. Finding the site took longer than expected because of the prevalence of wetlands in the Fox Hill area. Residents preferred the former church, and the selection of an existing building allowed the center to open — at least in part — faster than new construction would have allowed.
A meeting on Nov. 27, 2018 at Asbury Elementary School updated residents about progress on the neighborhood center. It was also an opportunity for city staff to get citizen feedback. See description of Nov. 27, 2018 community meeting. The meeting included a presentation on proposed amenities, the budget for renovations, and a request for volunteers to serve on a planning work group. Members of the work group will keep the process moving forward by sharing their insight and helping to develop a framework for the center.