Mark your calendars. The Plano Parks and Recreation Department has announced the date for its special grand reopening of the newly expanded and renovated Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+.
The event will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 18 at 401 West 16th Street. Attendees will have an opportunity to tour the facility immediately following the ribbon cutting.
Voters approved funding for the project in the 2009 bond election. The city worked with architectural firm SmithGroupJJR of Dallas on the design. Byrne Construction Services served as the construction manager for the project.
Formerly the Plano Senior Recreation Center, City Council members unanimously approved the renaming of the facility to honor Plano’s own Rep. Sam Johnson, a decorated war hero and native Texan who ranks among the few Members of Congress to fight in combat.
The refurbished center includes the new 2,800-square-foot cardio and weight room addition, overlooking Harrington Park. The center’s famed Gazebo Café has also received an extensive facelift with more dining space and a reconfigured kitchen, which will allow staff and volunteers to better serve patrons.
Other project amenities include:- New fitness class space- Additional classroom space for classes, seminars, meetings, etc.- Additional parking and restrooms- Expanded area for the Wellness Center for Older Adults
Built in 1997, the Sam Johnson Recreation Center for Adults 50+ is a popular meeting spot for many older adults in our community. It offers a variety of classes and activities for the 50+ population, such as various health and wellness activities, fitness classes and personal development courses, as well as fine arts classes, games, dancing, day trips and more.
For more information, call 972-941-7155 or visit the web site at the link below.