Members of the Apex Centre in McKinney will see rate increases this summer.

McKinney City Council members unanimously approved increases to membership rates for both residents and nonresidents as part of the consent agenda at a March 19 meeting.

The background

The Apex Centre is a city-owned, 80,000-square-foot recreation center that opened in 2017 and features fitness equipment, indoor and outdoor pools, basketball courts, and more, according to the city’s website.

The facility currently has over 16,000 individual members. The membership rates at the facility haven’t increased since 2019, but the city’s expenditures for the facility have. The biggest expense is payroll, followed by building maintenance, fitness equipment replacements and utilities, according to a presentation at a March 5 council meeting.

“We're not able to generate enough revenue to cover the fast increasing expenditures that are coming at us,” Apex Centre Manager Erica Lyght said the March 5 meeting.

At that meeting, council members expressed support for a rate increase of 15% for resident memberships but directed staff to pursue a higher increase for nonresident memberships.

The specifics

The increased rates will be effective June 1, according to city documents.

Membership rates for McKinney residents will increased by about 15% for all membership types.

Nonresident memberships will see increases ranging from 8% to nearly 22% higher than the current rates, depending on the membership type, according to city documents.
The rate increases will not affect the cost of day passes, per city documents.

Learn more

For more information about the Apex Centre, visit