More than five years after renovation plans were discussed, the Colleyville Senior Center has reopened.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Jan. 16 for the $3.43 million project.

The Colleyville Parks and Recreation Department’s 2018 Open Space Master Plan called for a renovated senior center. A contract and construction started in 2022.

“This has been a long project but a great project,” Colleyville Mayor Bobby Lindamood said. “We wanted to make sure it was all done with great uniqueness and also with integrity with the workmanship, and that is maybe why it took longer. But we settle for nothing but first class here in Colleyville.”

The backstory

The senior center was formerly the Colleyville Assemblies of God Church, located at 2512 Glade Ave., which was purchased by the city in 2006.

The Colleyville Senior Center offers fitness, dance and educational classes along with special-interest groups, trips and events, according to the center’s website.

The project was estimated to be finished by December 2022, but delays occurred during the construction, handled by Mart Inc. In an August video, Lindamood stated the contractor faced more than $1 million in late fees.

The details

Memberships are available to those 50 years old or above and are required by everyone who participates in any senior class, program or activity. Residents in Colleyville do not have an annual fee, while non-residents members pay $10 per year, according to the website.

The renovations included:
  • Fitness center
  • Multiuse rooms
  • Senior lounge
  • Community area
  • Dance room
What they’re saying

“If you walk around it looks like a brand new building,” former Colleyville Mayor Richard Newton said. “The seniors have a nice facility, and I really appreciate it. I love the design and the big windows looking back at all the acreage. That is fantastic. I might have to start coming out here; I’m old enough.”