WRPA 2019 Annual Conference and Tradeshow



Facility Tour – Firstenburg and Marshall Community Centers

Wednesday, April 10 | 12:15pm - 2:25pm 

Session Description:

Whether you’re thinking of building, expanding or just want to compare notes on facility operation, join this in-depth tour of these two full service community centers. We will view all major amenities and provide an overview of recent capital improvements.

  • Firstenburg: 80,000 sf, leisure pool, 2 court gym, weight room, fitness studio, indoor track, climbing wall and a variety of meeting and rental spaces.
  • Marshall: 42,000 sf, lap pool, gym, weight room, fitness studio, art & craft space with pottery studio and Luepke senior center (28,000 sf).


Angela Brosius, Center Director, Firstenburg Community Center
Andy Meade, Center Director, Marshall Community Center

About the Speakers:

Angela has been in the recreation field for over 25 years. She has been involved as a programmer in fitness, sports, outdoor recreation, ropes course, seniors and special events. One of her most challenging tasks was opening Firstenburg in 2006 with an amazing team. With 13 years of operation there have a few large capital projects, remodels and changes in programming that have impacted rooms. Angela is looking forward to sharing how changes with community needs have impacted how her team utilizes the facility and spaces. She earned her Recreation Management Degree from Eastern Washington University.

Andy with Vancouver Park & Recreation for almost 16 years – all at the Marshall Center. During that time, he has been privileged to be part of a complete transformation of the Center and campus including a park renovation in 2004-05, comprehensive renovation of the Marshall Center in 2006-2007 and, most recently, a pool and locker room renovation in 2016. He is eager to discuss how these projects have resulted in a 21st century campus and better positioned the Marshall/Luepke to serve our diverse community while maintaining a robust cost recovery model. 

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