Construction at The Clubhouse is entering its fifth month, and multiple components of the family entertainment center are now currently underway. Work has already begun on the pit building for the go-karts, the miniature golf course, and the main clubhouse building itself.
Ardmore Parks and Recreation Director Teresa Ervin said that on Monday, the company responsible for building the challenge course arrived on site to begin work.
“Today we have some exciting news because the challenge course people arrived on site with their poles,” Ervin said during the Ardmore Regional Park Authority meeting Monday afternoon. “Two of them are down here to start laying them out, so you’re going to start seeing some poles go into the ground.”
One of the largest buildings currently under construction is the pit building for the go-karts, and Ervin said that has been underway for the last couple weeks.
“Last week they were here working on the pit building, which is where the go-karts will be stored and also where you load and unload (the riders). The steel is up on it and they’re working on doing the blocks on it,” Ervin said. She added that the shop building for the go-karts is already blocked in and they are currently waiting on the trusses for the roof.
Ervin said another feature well underway is the 18 hole miniature golf course.
“We have eight of the golf course holes poured, and they have two others laid out,” Ervin said. “There are several holes that are going to be really challenging, so that’s fun to see.” Among the challenging holes she mentioned is a hole designed in an “ant hill” style shape with the hole on top of a large mound.
Ervin said that over at the main building, crews have poured the piers for the treehouse and the porch area, and that construction continues to move forward on that building. She also added that in spite of a few small setbacks, construction is on track for a spring 2020 opening.
“We’ve had some weather delays and some unavailable product delays, so we’re working on those. I think that’s to be expected,” Ervin said.