Hours of operation extended at Legacy Commons

Palmdale City Manager Dave Childs, left, and Mayor Jim Ledford announce longer hours for Legacy Commons.

Palmdale City Manager Dave Childs, left, and Mayor Jim Ledford announce longer hours for Legacy Commons.

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale is extending the hours of operation for Legacy Commons for Active Seniors.

The new hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday, from 8 am to 4:30 pm and Friday’s from 8 am to 12 noon. The new hours will take affect within the next three weeks.

Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford and City Manager Dave Childs made the announcement early Monday morning to dozens of cheering Legacy Commons patrons.

In addition to the longer hours, Childs announced that several computers would be upgraded and the billiard tables would be refurbished.

“We couldn’t have done this without everyone pulling together,” Childs said. “Staff, volunteers and the support of our Council made this happen.”

“Thank you for your patience during our transition,” said Ledford. “And thanks to all our volunteers and ambassadors for making this a great place to be for our active seniors.”

“I think it’s wonderful,” said Marilyn DiGiovanni. “I love it!”

Legacy Commons for Active Seniors opened in July 2011. The City-funded facility’s amenities include an auditorium with three classrooms, billiards room, TV/Social nook, Wi-Fi and an outdoor patio in over 14,000 square feet.  The new 2.2 acre Legacy Park located adjacent to the building includes a bocce ball court with shade structure, croquet court, horseshoe pit, shade structures, benches and a walking trail.

Among the many activities that take place at Legacy Commons are billiards, bunco, bingo, knitting & crocheting, table tennis, yoga, fitness flex and stretch, square dancing, line dancing, round dancing, jazzercise, computer classes, photography, art, blood pressure testing, diabetes management, notary service, and much more.

Most activities are free and require no membership.

Legacy Commons is available for rentals. For more information, call 661-267-5904 or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org.

(Information via press release from the city of Palmdale.)