The city's former senior activities center built in the 1970s has been renovated into this new 11,000-square-foot recreation center. Meeting spaces, a dance room, a black box theater room as well as a full-sized kitchen will be available for residents to reserve.
“We really used the master plan to kind of see what the needs were and to see what uses we could turn this building into,” said Kevin Mitchell, director of the Grapevine Parks and Recreation Department. “We always need [a] place for public meeting space. And then arts and events and culinary classes were ranked really, really high.”
Mitchell said the majority of the work was done in-house with a few tasks contracted out in order to reimagine the space. Renovations began in November and were funded via the city’s quality-of-life fund.
“We tried to be as resourceful as possible and put the value back in the building,” he said. “It's a really neat, unique space that's really going to be a huge asset for the citizens.”
An open house for the public will be from 2-4 p.m. April 25.