Clarence E. Morgan Complex Gymnasium, Springfield, GA
Recreation Gym at the Clarence E. Morgan Central Recreation Complex
In 2015 Effingham County commenced master planning efforts on a long-desired 120-acre recreation complex to be located on the west side of Highway 21 in the county seat of Springfield, Georgia. Designed by CHA in collaboration with Hussey Gay Bell, Phase I scope consisted of five baseball fields, walking trails, parking, concessions, restrooms, a maintenance building, a handicap-accessible playground, a smaller playground, batting tunnels, covered and lighted bleachers, a picnic pavilion and associated infrastructure. Completed in 2017, the $8 million Phase I was constructed by Statesboro-based Lavender & Associates.
Additionally, during the course of the development of Phase I, the need for a new county gymnasium was identified and added as a separate project into the scope of Phase I development plans. The new $4.5 million 27,800 SF recreation gym is currently under construction by Augusta-based R.W. Allen Construction with plans to feature two full basketball courts which can be separated by a removable folding wall to accommodate for ~250 spectators, bleachers, public restrooms, concession with cooking, storage, changing rooms, and a small office suite. The facility is anticipated to serve a dual purpose as a special events center and is slated for completion late 2020 or early 2021.
A forthcoming Phase 2 is slated to include six baseball fields, four multi-purpose soccer/football fields, sports lighting, playground, parking lots, driveways and a campground.
Clarence E. Morgan Gym Springfield, GA
SPLOST Funds Make New Sports Complex & Gymnasium Possible.