Construction ~ MWR, Hard at Work for You!

November 22, 2011 at 7:09am

 

 

 

VISION:

FOR A STRONG, SAFE FUTURE

 

Throughout 2013 many facility renovations & updates will take place within MWR Fitness & Recreation facilities with assistance from Fort Belvoir Garrison.  These improvements are an investment into Fort Belvoir and will ensure the health and safety of our patrons.  These changes will impact scheduled activities and events within these facilities.  DFMWR appreciates your patience as these improvements are made to serve you better. 

 

These scheduling changes with possible alternative locations will be posted on this Facebook, within affected Facilities, and in the Fort Belvoir Eagle Newspaper.

 

::::::::::: ALL UPDATES as of THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013 ::::::::::::

 

  

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: TRAVEL CAMP UPDATE::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

STATUS: UNDER CONSTRUCTION

DETAILS:

  • The new travel camp construction is underway between Johnson and Morrow Roads. Construction signs are posted. The pedestrian trail is closed. If you have questions about the pedestrian walkway or the project, call 703-806-3940. 

 

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: SPORTS & FITNESS FACILITIES UPDATE :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

 

GRAVES FITNESS CENTER

STATUS: OPEN

DETAILS: Normal operation hours

  • A work order has been submitted to repair/replace the damaged wood floor to basketball gymnasium. Awaiting funding and scheduling of work. Bleachers in gymnasium have also been called in for service, as the floor issues have caused them to become non-operational and not able to retract.

 

 BODY SHOP

STATUS: CLOSED during Construction beginning on Saturday 16 February 2013

DETAILS:

 

BODY SHOP upgrades:

  • New flooring throughout entire facility 
  •  The raised floor in the back of the fitness center will be lowered to accommodate ADA accessibility.
  • Expansion of stretching room
  • Bathroom/Locker room renovations to include showers, new floors, tiles and ADA accessibility.
  • Interior painting
  • Installation of fire alarm system 

Equipment, Availability & Usage:

 

  • Graves Fitness Center and Specker Field House will remain open.
  • Specker Field House during normal operational hours will continue to offer cardio equipment (elliptical machines and bikes). No treadmills due to lack of dedicated electrical circuits that are required per machine.
  • Active Duty in PT uniform will have priority for usage of all cardio equipment at Graves Fitness Center during hours 0500-0800 hours and 1700-2000 hours, Monday  Friday. We ask that customers adhere to the 30 minute use policy when other patrons are waiting to use the cardio equipment. This 30 minute policy will be monitored and enforced by MWR staff. 

Proper steps, planning and coordination have taken place to ensure an efficient, on time, on budget renovation  will be completed in which we believe our patrons will be satisfied with.

The proper steps are being taken by MWR to ensure our customers will know in proper time to allow for planning of their fitness schedules.Appropriate signage at facilities, media posts on Facebook and www.belvoirmwr.com webpage will all be reliable avenues for information regarding this closure. The Belvoir MWR construction page is a great source for construction information and updates. MWR will give at least atwo week notice on the Body Shop construction before construction.

 

SPECKER FIELD HOUSE

STATUS: OPEN

DETAILS: WATER OUTAGE FEBRUARY 22, 2013

  • Specker Field House will be without water from 8 am to 3 pm on Friday, February 22. We apologize for any inconvenience to our customers.

 

WELLS FIELD HOUSE

STATUS: CLOSED

DETAILS:

  • Basketball Gymnasium floor installed. Purchase duct work for upgrade of AC and heating throughout cardio room and office/locker rooms. Completed tiles in locker rooms; awaiting installation of fixtures/lockers. New addition of cardio room. Construction began April 23, 2012 with completion estimated for February 1, 2013. Renovated Locker Rooms in Wells Field House, as of December5.
    Renovated Locker Rooms in Wells Field House, as of December5.

TENNIS COURTS

STATUS: OPEN

DETAILS:

  • Both TENNIS COURTS on North Post (behind Graves Fitness Center) and South Post (next to the skate park) are open. There has been damage to the South Post Tennis Court FENCE. Request has been submitted through contracting. Courts remain open despite fence damage.

NORTH POST RUNNING TRACK

STATUS: CLOSED

DETAILS: Under Construction

  • Construction of new PT track near Graves Fitness Center started November 8, 2012. Expected final rubber surfacing to be completed in Spring 2013.

SOUTH POST RUNNING TRACK (ON PULLEN FIELD)

STATUS: OPEN

DETAILS: Will close when final paving begins

  • Renovation to SP Running Track started November5, 2012. Old aspalt has been removed, but the asphalt paving has not started due to changed orders and weather delays. Track will also need final rubber surfacing, to be completed in Spring 2013.