4061 Creek Road Youngstown, NY 14174
The LRS committee is currently working with the Lewiston-Porter School District to secure property at the southwest corner of the high school. This particular property is approximately 4-6 acres of land which borders Creek Road and runs parallel with Daryl Johnston Dr.. The Lew-Port location was chosen because the property is centric to the community which conviently serves people of all ages, children, youth, adults and of course seniors. Given that the building intends to be a regional facility the Lew-port site can serve all of Niagara County and is accessible to Amherst, Clarence, Williamsville and the city of Buffalo. This particular site is also close to major transportation such as the #190 and all of the US/Canadian bridges. The Recreation and Senior Center will also have its own entrance off of Creek Road and its own parking lot.
The Town of Lewiston Recreation and Senior Center started about two years ago with the availability of greenway money and Lewiston Town board interest. At that time, a committee was put together to develop a feasibility and need study for this particular project. After much research and assessment it was determined that a recreation and new senior center was needed for our area. To date, we are proposing a 140,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose building to be built in the Town of Lewiston. Approximately one year ago town board approved the hiring of an architect to do a building design from the committees recommendation. From that point a pro-forma was completed and an RFP was done to locate available property. We are currently working with the Lewiston Porter School District to locate the building in the front of the high school running parallel to Daryl Johnston Dr. and front Creek Rd.. This multi-purpose building will include a 90,000 sq. area for football, soccer, field lacrosse, baseball, and softball. This area could also be used for tournaments, conventions, concerts, car shows, and trade shows etc.. The other part of the building will include a lobby area, retail space, concessions and locker rooms. In addition, there will be a college size basketball court, indoor box lacrosse and roller hockey area. More importantly, the building will also include a new 6,000 sq. ft. Senior Center.
The new Lewiston Senior Center is a 6,305 square foot building which will be housed in the Lewiston Recreation and Senior Center. The facility will have its own entrance, parking area, and of course will be handicapped acessible. The Senior Center will consist of a main floor area with accessible kitchen. It is also planned to have a second floor dedicated to an activity room which is an additional 4,000 square foot area. The activity room will also be utilized for a common area as well. It is anticipated that the new Senior Center will not only serve retired seniors but working seniors as well. To date, the committee has been working with the seniors to plan for full scale day and evening programs to include such activities as cooking classes, computer technology, library services, health and fitness seminars, educational lectures, and other advanced programming. In fact, major geriatric conferences can also be brought to the Lewiston area by utilizing the main area of the recreation facility. It is also anticipated that the seniors will take full advantage of all the sports facilities in the recreation building including a walking and jogging path.