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Roosevelt Island Sportspark Complex Reopens After Major Renovations Led by RIOC CEO Shelton Haynes

The recently renovated Sportspark athletic complex on Roosevelt Island has quickly become a hit with residents since reopening in May. Operated by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC), the state-of-the-art fitness center underwent $12 million in upgrades under the leadership of RIOC President and CEO Shelton J. Haynes.

“I’ve heard from many residents here who have been thrilled with our changes. They can’t believe it’s the same place,” said Haynes. “It looks and feels different, and it’s all for the better. I couldn’t be prouder of the way this project turned out.”

The 44,300 square-foot Sportspark complex received renovations to both its interior spaces and outdoor facilities. With cooler weather arriving, Haynes expects the upgraded center to draw even more visitors looking to exercise or stay fit during the winter.

The renovations focused on modernizing and refreshing the most outdated aspects of Sportspark. This enhanced amenities for recreation while improving essentials like the HVAC system.

According to Haynes, upgrades include a new state-of-the-art fitness center, a renovated lap pool, overhauled locker rooms, a refreshed gymnasium, and redesigned common areas. The updated Sportspark better serves residents’ health and wellness needs.

RIOC also implemented affordable pricing to ensure access for islanders. Adult resident memberships start at just $30 per month.

“We are pleased to offer competitive prices that allow our residents and guests to use the renovated Sportspark complex without breaking the family budget,” said Haynes.

With the innovative renovations, the new Sportspark complex stands ready to promote fitness and build community on Roosevelt Island for years.

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.