Peeling caulk, paint closes Brentwood inline rink

The inline rink in Brentwood’s Memorial Park, which reopened this spring after a new concrete surface poured and new dasher boards installed, closed last month for maintenance and is set to reopen Nov. 3. Brentwood recreation supervisor, Brad Barbeau said the caulk in the joints on the playing surface was peeling and had to be ripped out and redone. After the new caulk dries, Barbeau said the lines will be repainted because that has started to peel too. See also: Brentwood inline rink in last phase

Reduced price Cardinals tickets for Brentwood Night

The City of Brentwood is offering Cardinals tickets at a reduced price, and they’re going fast, Tammy Bumgarner, assistant program coordinator reported Thursday in an email. Brentwood Night at Busch Stadium is Friday, September 12. Tickets, bought through the city, are $13. They’re normally $20 plus tax, Bumgarner said. The seats are in the right field pavilion.

Brentwood inline rink in last phase

The inline rink in Memorial Park is about to reopen. The city had hoped the job would be finished in February, but the cold winter and a delay in receiving the new dasher boards, according to a Lawlor Corp. employee, caused a delay. Tearing out the old asphalt surface began in November last year. A grand opening ribbon-cutting, with food, games and prizes is set for April 26 at 10 a.m.

Skaters have Olympic dreams in Brentwood show

All levels of  figure skaters put on a show Sunday afternoon at the Brentwood Ice Arena. The Olympic Dreams themed show featured skaters representing different countries, and finished with an Olympic fanfare. The Brentwood Ice Arena will be closed for its annual maintenance April 14 to May 27. The office will remain open Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Brentwood Parks wants your ideas, concerns, hopes

The City of Brentwood wants to hear your ideas about how to improve our parks, trails and green space. Residents are invited to a community meeting about the Brentwood Parks System Master Plan from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 10 at the Brentwood Community Center, Room 104. The purpose of the meeting is for the City of Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department to gather input on the master plan. You are invited to share your thoughts, concerns, hopes and ideas. For more information, contact Recreation Superintendent Eric Gruenenfelder at

At Brentwood Rec Center, cerebral palsy not a problem for kids in dance class

Monday nights at the Brentwood Recreation Center, for almost 13 years, Kim Gibson has been teaching dance class to a room of kids, most of whom have cerebral palsy, according to KSDK Channel 5 news. The idea for the class began in the Cerebral Palsy Center at St. Louis Children’s hospital. Dr. Jan Brunstrom works with cerebral palsy patients, and she has it herself. “My mom was really tough and she wasn’t going to let me grow up and be dependent on other people,” Brunstrom told KSDK.

Inline rink to be finished early 2014

Brentwood skaters should be set to go early next year. Mike Lawlor Jr., of Lawlor Construction, is the project manager for a total makeover of the inline rink in Memorial Park. He said depending on the weather, it should be completed in early 2014. Lawlor said the excavation, grading and concrete is completed. Now they’re waiting for the board system to arrive, which is expected sometime around Christmas.

Brentwood Rec Center work to begin in 2014, at close to 2.9 million price tag

Brentwood Mayor Pat Kelly, in Monday’s board of aldermen meeting, read the costs for upgrading the recreation complex. It was built in 1975, and how to address issues related to its age has been the subject of two studies and approximately five years of discussions by the board of aldermen. The board agreed this year to spend  just what is needed to bring it up to current standards. Kelly said the projected expenses are in the proposed budget for this year. Roof replacement, 476,000
Mechanical system upgrades, 280,000
New sprinkler system, to bring it up to code, 250,000
New fire alarm system, 41,000
Electrical system replacement upgrade, 519,000
ADA improvements on the interior, 75,000
ADA improvements on the exterior, 100,000
Other code-related improvements, 5,000
Structural slab replacement, 251,000
Ice rink refrigeration equipment replacement (no Freon®) 912,000

Total: Just over 2.9 million

The city has agreements with four engineering firms, including GBA Architects Engineers, which gave a bid of $151,872, to manage the project.

Brentwood Memorial Park inline rink to close for renovation

The Memorial Park inline rink will be closed for renovation beginning October 28, according to the Brentwood Recreation Department. The  project will consist of removing the existing dasher board system, demolishing the existing asphalt inline skating rink and constructing a new concrete inline skating rink including the installation of a new aluminum dasher board system. Weather permitting, construction should be completed by the end of February.  The Parks and Recreation Department will announce a grand re-opening date as the project nears completion.