Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation has set the date for the closure of Marv Jenson Recreation Center. The 35-year-old facility located at 10300 South Redwood Road will cease operations on March 31, 2020.
“Marv Jenson Recreation Center has been loved and served our community well, but after extensive study of this facility, we’ve determined that anything other than a complete rebuild would be required to bring it up to the standards we have set for our recreation centers,” said Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson. “All recreation services currently provided at Marv Jenson will be available at other County recreation facilities and we are continuing to work closely with South Jordan and the Jordan School District to meet the recreation and aquatic needs of the community.”
Current pass holders at the Marv Jenson Recreation Center will be able to access other County run recreation facilities with their pass, including the new Draper Recreation Center which is set to open in early 2020.
Marv Jenson Recreation Center was constructed in 1983 as a private health club, the county purchased the 40,000-square-foot building in 1995 for $1 million and has operated it since that time. It was named after former Salt Lake County Commissioner Marv Jenson, who was known for training the award-winning boxer Gene Fullmer.
“While we know this facility is still a strong recreation asset in South Jordan, it is not economically feasible to continue to operate the building,” said Director of Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Martin Jensen.