Since last October, the Recreation Community Building at Riverside Park has been out of commission. Severe flooding in the fall and spring have displaced all activities sponsored by the Iola Recreation Department. But Monday, was a big step in the right direction.
In the buildings field house, the process of installing a new court is underway and should be concluded on Wednesday.
The previous floor was the brand Taraflex, which proved unable to withstand sustained flooding.. This go around, Recreation Director Jason Bauer decided on installing a surface known as Sport Court. The Sport Court was the cheapest option, Bauer said, and also the most reasonable because it is water-resistant.