About Pritchard Community Center
The City of Elizabethtown will provide quality service to its citizens.
The Pritchard Community Center opened it’s door on May 1, 1979. The building is named after Mayor James R. Pritchard, who was mayor of Elizabethtown from 1970 – 1981.
The current Parks and Recreation Director is Ron Sidebottom and has been an employee for the city since the building opened. Mr. Sidebottom is retiring in 2014 and the new Parks and Recreation Director is Seth Breitner.
After Mayor Pritchard, other mayors have been: Mike B. Carroll 1982-1989; Pat Durbin 1990 – 1998; David Wilmoth 1999 – 2010; Tim Walker 2011 – 2013 and current mayor is Edna Berger.
The site of where the Pritchard Community Center is today was the location of the baseball fields for Elizabethtown in the 1940’s and 1950’s.
The Pritchard Community Center is the headquarters for the City of Elizabethtown Parks and Recreation Department and also serves as a main focal point in the community for gatherings and various recreational activities. The Center offers year round indoor and outdoor basketball courts, a gym area featuring a universal weight machine, two tread mills, a stairclimber, miscellaneous weighted dumbells, as well as, two racquetball courts and a ping pong table. Indoor tennis is available on a seasonal basis Mid November-Mid March. Each bathroom is equipped with a shower room and lockers that can be utilized when using the facility.
The Center is surrounded by an Arboretum. Included in this beautiful scenery is a ½ mile trail that takes you around the building and has a number of trees and plants that are marked for a little bit of an educational experience. We offer two multi-purpose rooms that are 62x86 feet. The Oak room has a built in stage. For smaller occasions and meetings, we offer two meeting rooms that are 32x36 feet. The two smaller rooms have an out cove between them that can be opened up and utilize both rooms as one. Each room has access to a full commercial kitchen and come with screens already installed.
Rooms at the center are used for wedding receptions, car shows, a kid's consignment sale, a quilt show, various organization conventions. Civic organizations use the PCC on various occasions and the center also doubles as the local emergency shelter for our Red Cross Chapter.