Allen OKs study for recreation center
The city of Allen approved a feasibility study for an estimated $54 million 149,000-square-foot recreation center to open in spring 2023 on Exchange Parkway.
Based on public feedback, the City Council is prioritizing features for the center that include two gymnasiums, indoor play spaces, indoor walking and jogging track, and group fitness areas.
City leaders also would like the facility to have additional classrooms and party rooms, children’s watch area, a catering kitchen, cafe, and outdoor fitness deck. Additional amenities could include a trail system connecting to neighborhoods and existing city trails.
Allen councilmembers are planning to hire architects and engineers to design the new center with an initial phase and site concept plan that allow for future expansions.