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With Gazette Opinion Editor Greg Peck

Looking ahead to Parker YMCA

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Greg Peck
November 12, 2012

Excavation is expected to start this week on the $4.2 million, 25,000-square-foot facility in Crossridge Park at Townline Road and Parkview Drive in Milton.

The new YMCA, which could be open by next October, will be named after the Parker family that for many decades helped put Janesville on the map. Descendants of George S. Parker Sr., who founded the pen company in 1888 that bore his name, offered a $1 million challenge grant to buoy the YMCA of Northern Rock County’s capital campaign.

Do you look forward to this new facility? Is it reasonable that it won’t include a swimming pool but is being designed for the potential of adding one later?

We’ll share our perspectives in our editorial Tuesday.

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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