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Huntsville's Johnson Legacy Center set to open in August

We are just a few months away from Johnson Legacy Center opening its doors.

Posted: Jun 24, 2020 6:16 AM
Updated: Jun 24, 2020 7:39 AM

We are getting our first look at renovations going on inside the former J.O. Johnson High School in Huntsville.

The $5.3 million project will convert the campus into a rec center.

We are just a few months away from Johnson Legacy Center opening its doors. This center will feature a rock climbing wall, two saunas, futsal court and volleyball equipment that will fold down from the ceiling. 

All of those features aren't in any other City of Huntsville rec center. Officials say this space will bring the whole city together.

"Folks are going to be surprised with just how nice this facility is. Certainly, it's located in north Huntsville, but it's really unique and something that the entire city will be proud of and the entire city will use. It's something we've been proud to be a part of for sure," said Ricky Wilkinson, Director of General Services for the City of Huntsville. 

Alumni might be happy to know that J.O. Johnson High School will be honored with a trophy case displaying memorabilia. The center is expected to open sometime in August. 

Officials told us while no one on site has tested positive for coronavirus, the pandemic did affect the project with shipment delays. The timeline of the project was not affected by those delays, and it is still set to open on time. 

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