The Cheektowaga Recreation Center in Town Park officially reopens to the public Friday after a $2.8 million renovation.
The improvements included upgrades to the ice surface, mechanical components, bleachers and current locker rooms. Additional locker rooms, referee rooms and toilet rooms were constructed to accommodate the rising needs of co-ed teams and demand for ice time. The facility had no separate male and female locker rooms and no changing room for officials. The changes will also bring the rink into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to town officials. The upgrades add 30 years to the facility’s expected lifespan and make it more energy efficient.
The Harlem Road facility will be renamed in honor of former Town Supervisor Kenneth J. Meyers during a dedication ceremony and tour at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Meyers, one of the best known figures in Cheektowaga politics and the town’s supervisor from 1976-1983, died May 19, three days after the Town Board agreed to rename the center after him.