Town officials recently announced that the Rollins Edwards Community Center at the Armory will open on July 1. Town staff members are currently accepting program proposals for the new community center.

The 14,000 square foot building, located at 301 N. Hickory St., features a full-size gymnasium, three multipurpose rooms, a fitness room, a wellness center, and catering kitchen.

The center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The facility is closed on Sundays.

Membership fees for the open gym and wellness center have been set as $50 annually for Town of Summerville residents and $100 a year for non-residents.

Guests can pay a $3 fee to drop in and $1 to drop in and play pickle ball.

All visitors over the age of 5 must have their own membership or guest pass.

Facility rental fees vary between $500-1,000 for residents and $1,000-1,500 for non-residents.

Multipurpose rooms are available to rent for $25 per hour for residents and $50 per hour for non-residents. On Saturday the price goes up to $50 per hour for residents and $75 for non-residents.

During the Summerville Town Council meeting in June, councilmembers addressed the need for accommodating lower income families in town.

Councilman Aaron Brown said he wanted council members “to think in terms of being fair to all.”

Ideas were discussed for providing scholarships or other ways to make the center more affordable for every resident.

The REC Center will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony on June 28.

It will officially open for routine operation beginning July 1.

To submit a program proposal, contact Pam Zanowski, Facility Manager, at pzanowski@summervillesc.gov.