Progress as of early December on the R. Richard Bittner
Athletic & Recreation Center.
If you haven’t been on Palmer’s Davenport campus
lately, you might not recognize the north end. Over
the past months, much progress has been made in
the enhancements to the campus.
According to Facilities Project Manager Mike Ernster,
the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation
Center is approaching the half-way point. “Most of
the underground work and
the foundations are complete.
The new structure to
join the two buildings and
support the track also is
nearly complete, and the
exterior walls are being
framed.” Completion is
expected in spring 2017.
The Clinic Gardens are
also getting a make-over.
Many of the artifacts have
been removed and stored
but will be reinstalled once the grounds are ready.
New floors and plumbing for the fountains have
been installed in the ponds. A new patio and
pergola structure are being added to the area with
the existing ramp to the Campus Health Center,
which Ernster believes will make the space even
more special. Completion of the Clinic Gardens
also is expected in spring 2017.