Construction will begin in September on a $27 million recreation center west of Oak Hill.

Lindsay and Mike Rosenthal, developers and owners of the Junction Athletic Complex, said the facility, planned for 8921 W. Hwy. 290, will serve Central Texas residents from Dripping Springs, South Austin, Lake Travis, Westlake, Buda and Kyle.

“This has been the brainchild of my wife and I for about 10 years,” Mike Rosenthal said. “We saw the lack of these kinds of facilities in Central Texas and wanted to provide a place for families to go for sports.”

Junction Athletic Complex The Junction Athletic Complex is slated to break ground in September.[/caption]

The 59-acre, 90,000-square-foot facility will include six indoor basketball courts that can be converted into volleyball courts; four regulation-size grass fields; 12 sand volleyball courts; a 2-mile outdoor walking trail and a 50-meter pool. A weight room, locker room, pro shop and concession area will also be included.

Mike Rosenthal said the center will house sand volleyball teams, basketball teams and a swim team. Members will be able to participate in a range of fitness classes including yoga and spin. A number of workstations will be available for parents, he said.

“We aim to involve the whole family,” Mike Rosenthal said. “We want parents to be able to drop their kids at practice and instead of being stuck waiting they can take a class, get some work done or go for a walk.”

The facility, which will be accessible by membership and will also be available for corporate meetings and birthday parties, is slated to open September 2018.