The Grove at Frisco Commons opening Jan. 7

The Grove at Frisco Commons will begin operations Jan. 7. (Lindsey Juarez Monsivais/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Grove at Frisco Commons will begin operations Jan. 7. (Lindsey Juarez Monsivais/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Grove at Frisco Commons will begin operations Jan. 7. (Lindsey Juarez Monsivais/Community Impact Newspaper)

Image description
Frisco’s newest senior center is set to open soon, setting the stage for the city to serve more of the growing senior population and to offer more activities than before.

The Grove at Frisco Commons will begin operations Jan. 7 in a 30,000-square-foot facility on McKinney Road between Frisco Commons and Bi Centennial parks. The facility is nearly twice the size of the current Senior Center at Frisco Square on Moore Street.

The current senior center already offers recreational activities and classes. A new feature The Grove at Frisco Commons will offer is outdoor space, Senior Center Supervisor Leslie Rainey said.

“Just being in the outdoor setting is so much greater than being enclosed indoors; so, we can take our classes outside,” she said.

The outdoor space of the center includes a walking trail with connections to the community garden and Frisco Commons Park.


Some outdoor activities planned for the center include pickleball, bocce ball and fishing classes at the park.

“With having the back door be the park setting, we can have a lot of fun events that we can incorporate the community in,” Rainey said, adding that the center can host multigenerational events in the summer.

Other features at the new facility include a multipurpose room for classes and meetings, workout equipment and a larger billiards area.

The current senior center will close in mid-December as the new center prepares to open. During that time, new furniture and equipment will be moved in, and staff will be trained on policies and new technology, Rainey said.

The current senior center is planned to be used for the municipal court.

Once the new center opens, members will need to pay a fee to use the facility. Members can purchase a day pass, a month-to-month membership or an annual membership.

“Something that was proposed by [the Frisco Budget and Audit Committee] was that we try to be at least 20% cost recovery,” Rainey said. “That’s a goal that we’re aiming for. We recover maybe about 13% of our operations and facility expenses.”

The fees, which start at $3 a day for Frisco residents, will help the city recover some of the cost of the senior center’s operations, Rainey said. The multipurpose room will also be available for rent.

The senior center has about 1,800 members. The new facility will allow that number to grow and help the center fulfill its mission, Rainey said.

“Our main mission here at the senior center is we want to serve the 50-plus population of Frisco by offering them opportunities to be social, to be physically fit, to be interacting with each other, to also get information and get educated and continue to grow and continue to learn,” she said. “The new facility just allows us to do that ... We’ll have the capability of serving more people.”
SHARE THIS STORY


MOST RECENT

Cile Holloway speaks to the Frisco City Council in opposition of the proposed revisions to the city's animal ordinance on Jan. 21. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco addresses Petland concerns with updated animal ordinance

Updated ordinance revises regulations on the sale of animals within the city.

chuys food
Chuy's to open in February in Frisco

The Tex-Mex restaurant will open in February on Preston Road.

A forum takes place for 2018 primary candidates. This year's forum is open to the public and includes races that affect Collin County at the regional, state and national level in the March 3 primary election. (Courtesy League of Women Voters of Collin County)
Collin County primary candidates to meet for forum at Collin College

Candidates for Collin County, Texas and U.S. Representative seats will meet for a forum Jan. 25 at Collin College.

Petland has been in Frisco for more than 15 years. (Lindsey Juarez Monsivais/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco City Council to consider revised animal ordinance following Petland concerns

The proposed ordinance would add or increase pet store requirements in the areas of sanitation, veterinary treatment, housing and more.

The auto service shop will offer oil changes, auto repairs, brake services, alignments and more. (Courtesy Service First Automotive)
Service First Automotive opening East Frisco location in February

Service First Automotive will have two Frisco locations.

La Finca Coffee & Bakery cake
La Finca Coffee & Bakery to open at The Patios at the Rail in April

A new coffee shop and bakery is coming to downtown Frisco this spring.

Ramen Wahta now serving diners in Frisco

The restaurant serves ramen in a variety of broths along with sides and a selection of rice bowls.

Fellowship Church to open new Frisco location

The Christian church will offer children's spaces as well as programming for families, students, children and parents every Wednesday.

Crafting studio Pinspiration opens in Frisco

Guests of the crafting studio will create do-it-yourself projects for art, decor, gifts and accessories.

Back to top