When Hastings Recreation Superintendent Ryan Martin moved into his new office Friday morning, he immediately noticed the extra elbowroom. His desk, computer and filing cabinets looked like islands in the big space. His window, which looks out to Chautauqua Park, let in pools of natural light.
"And it's especially cool to be courtside," Martin said, referencing the newly improved community gym just outside his office door.
On Friday morning, Martin and the staff of the Hastings Parks and Recreation Department moved desks, office supplies and sporting equipment to the former National Guard Armory building at 201 W. Third St.
The renovated building will now house the offices of Martin and Hastings Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Hassenstab, as well as the department secretary and a building supervisor.