AP Completes Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center for the City of Allen, Texas

The Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center offers residents multiple community gathering spaces and fitness facilities

AP recently completed the Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center, a state-of-the-art two-story, 150,000-square-foot facility in Allen, a suburb 25 miles north of downtown Dallas.

Named for former Allen Mayor Stephen G. Terrell, the recreation center kicked off construction in July 2021. Through public meetings, workshops and online surveys, Allen residents strategically selected the center’s amenities, including two gymnasiums with three recreation courts and eight competitive multipurpose courts. Additional amenities include an indoor walk/jog track with both flat and inclined stair options, weights and cardio areas for independent fitness, and group fitness areas. Other amenities include a variety of indoor play spaces, an outdoor fitness deck, a community space with classrooms and collaborative areas, a children’s playroom area and a catering kitchen.

“We are honored to collaborate with the city and be part of this great project that now offers recreational facilities and opportunities to Allen residents west of U.S. Highway 75,” said Terry Loreth, vice president with AP. “We have deep experience working with local governments and entities, and we used that specific construction expertise to build a facility that will play a key role in the Allen community for years to come.”

A key design feature of the Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center was creating several gathering spaces of varying sizes to foster socialization, large and small, around the facility’s activity areas to bring people together. Several large meeting rooms and classrooms, along with outdoor gathering spaces, will be available to rent for community and private events. This space is envisioned to be a community living room with a variety of areas for both play and rest for all ages.

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture served as architect for the project.

AP has provided construction management services to several Texas municipalities and governmental entities. Current and past projects include the City of Dallas’ North Dallas Government Center, the Marq for the City of Southlake, multiple facilities for the Town of Little Elm, Rockwall County Jail, and the Garland Audubon Recreation Center.

Other notable AP Gulf States projects include adaptive reuse work at downtown Dallas’ Santander Tower and Sunrise Commerce Center in Round Rock. In West Texas, AP recently completed an expansion of the Midland College campus, along with renovating the Mesa Building at The University of Texas-Permian Basin. Recent notable completed projects include Reunion Rehabilitation Hospitals in Plano and Arlington, the PGA of America headquarters in Frisco, and Vari’s headquarters with VariSpace in Coppell.

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