In 1995, the Northville Board of Education offered 34,000 square feet
of the former Northville High School to the community for use as indoor
recreation space. After approval of a 15-year lease agreement, with two
10-year optional extensions, the project became a reality. Residents now
have access to an indoor swimming pool, two additional gymnasiums,
multi-purpose classrooms and fitness rooms. In addition, larger
administrative offices for Northville Parks and Recreation were
constructed during the renovation in summer 2001.
The Charter Township of Northville and the City of Northville
provided a portion of the renovation costs. The remaining portion of the
costs were "loaned" to the Parks and Recreation Department and will be
repaid during the next 15 years from facility user fees.