Pierce County says it is going to try to find the the funds to renovate Sprinker Recreation Center. If it does, it would take a year to find funding and another year to renovate. That’s two years that the building will be closed and without revenue.
Sprinker makes money, unlike the Chambers Bay Golf Club that the county keep sticking money into in hopes that the U.S. Open tournament will come in 2015. Is that a for-sure thing? Until then it will most likely lose more money.
Pierce County shouldn’t put more money into a sinking hole. Find the money without a new tax and start the renovations for Sprinker right now.
It is a fact that more people use Sprinker yearly than Chambers Bay. If the county had renovated it years ago and put in the second rink, Sprinker could have hosted major events and made more money for Pierce County.
The county needs to take care of what it has before opening any new parks. Why wait?