McKinney breaks ground on new aquatic, fitness center


The city on July 20 held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new aquatic and fitness center located at Gabe Nesbitt Community Park.

The 80,000-square-foot facility will include a gymnasium, sports courts with an elevated track, fitness areas, indoor 25-meter competition pool and indoor and outdoor leisure pools with 10,000 square feet of surface water.

The $34.5 million is being paid for by funds from the McKinney Community Development Corp. and the McKinney Economic Development Corp. It is scheduled to be complete by December 2016.

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Marthe has reported on education, business, city and county news since 2010. She wrote for the McKinney Courier Gazette and later joined Community Impact Newspapers as McKinney Editor. Marthe covers transportation, development, city, county and education news in McKinney including McKinney ISD and Collin College.
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