Flower Mound’s Community Activity Center could get some additions in a few years, but voters would have to approve a bond to pay for those additions.

The details

Officials from Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture appeared at the Flower Mound Parks Board work session May 2 to discuss proposed plans they had designed for the center's renovations and expansion. The project would cost an estimated $66.8 million and bring the total space from 61,000 square feet to 106,500 square feet. The new gymnasium and fitness areas would cost $40.6 million and family aquatics would cost $26.2 million.

A bond would be proposed for May 2025. If approved, the proposed renovations and expansion are estimated to be ready for use in summer 2028. More meetings, including with town staff and Town Council, are planned in the months ahead.

The background

On Jan. 30, community members attended a meeting about a feasibility study for proposed additions to the Community Activity Center, located at 1200 Gerault Road. Pickleball, indoor play space, a lap pool for exercise and an incline track were among some of the most popular ideas.

The feasibility study is expected to be ready in August. Earlier this year, residents were invited to participate in an online survey about the center's possible expansion and renovation. An executive steering committee also was created to engage the community, Parks and Recreation Director Chuck Jennings said.

Zooming in

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture officials showed illustrations of the renovated space and additions, and provided cost estimates. The Community Activity Center opened in 2008 and is a mostly indoor center that has multigenerational usage.

Craig Bouck, Barker Rinker Seacat principal and strategy planner, said officials from his firm heard the CAC will not meet needs forever but can handle expansion to handle “a really good chunk” of growth.

“[It can do so] from an activity point of view, an experiential point of view and from an inclusion point of view—in terms of all walks of life, that multigenerational goal that we’re seeking,” he said.

What they’re saying

Parks Board Vice Chair Rick Kenyon praised the presentation.

“There’s nothing missing that I thought we needed to see,” he said.

Parks Board Chair Teresa Thomason said she thought it was a great plan but had suggestions for fitness space and some additional services for increased user rates.