||The city had never owned a fire department building until this structure was built. In 1905, the City Council approved the issuance of bonds to purchase the land and construct a new Central Fire Station. The original structure included a three-story hose drying and watch tower that stood above the northeast corner. Upon completion of the current Public Safety building in the 1970s, the old station underwent an adaptive re-use as a community center.
||The building now houses offices for the city Handivan transportation service.
The building also has two areas available for use by groups, organizations and individuals for meetings, family get-togethers, banquets, wedding receptions, etc. A conference room that seats up to 25 or a banquet area that seats up to 140. These spaces are adjacent and could be opened to rent the entire facility. Amenities that may be available at no extra charge include a kitchen, lounge area and piano.
Hours available for reservation
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., exceptions may be considered if requested.
Should be submitted to the Community Center office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Reservation and Rental Fee
The fees are minimal with a $20 non-refundable reservation fee and a $10 per hour rental fee. The reservation fee does not apply toward the rental fee. The reservation fee must be paid at the time the reservation is made and the rental fee must be paid the day of your event.