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City of Plano Parks and Recreation

Posted on: November 15, 2018

Liberty Recreation Center renovations to begin next month

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Liberty Recreation Center (2601 Glencliff Dr.) is preparing for an exciting renovation project, which, when complete, will feature more than just a fresh coat of paint.

The center’s last day of operation before it closes for the project is Friday, Nov. 30 and is expected to reopen in the fall of 2019. Follow Plano Parks and Recreation on Facebook and Twitter or visit Liberty Recreation Center’s web page to stay up-to-date on this project’s progress.

Plano voters approved funding for this $2.5 million project in the 2013 bond election. Renovations include:

  • Updated locker rooms and restrooms
  • An enhanced and expanded fitness area
  • A new outdoor fitness area
  • Pool area improvements
  • A general refresh of the entire recreation center and grounds

Liberty Recreation Center has a rich history in the local community. Built in the 1970s as a YMCA, it was later converted to a Jewish Community Center. The City of Plano eventually bought the property and opened it as Liberty Recreation Center in 2004. Its centralized location and proximity to schools and homes make it a popular place for people looking for a low-key place to get fit and make friends, Supervisor Kristie Bell said. The center is also known for its annual block party, an event that began three years ago that brings the community at-large together for a day of free food, fitness demos and fun.  The event hLiberty 006as grown over the years to also include games, pet adoptions and outreach opportunities for other city departments.

“We’ve always been known as the hidden gem of all of our rec centers, and we take great pride in the sense of community we bring to this sector of Plano,” Kristie said. “We hate to have to close our doors during the renovations, but the new additions and enhancements are necessary in order for us to continue to serve our patrons with the level of excellence they expect and deserve.”

Patrons who call Liberty home have the opportunity to take some of their favorite classes or work out at any one of our other three recreation centers. To learn about each facility and their amenities, please visit our Recreation Centers and Pools page.

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