The City initiated the $4.5 million, 15,000-square-foot project to increase the recreation center’s capacity and provide area residents with high-quality health and fitness options. AP kicked off construction in September 2020, and the recreation center reopened October 4, 2021.
“For a project that broke ground in the middle of the pandemic, we had our work cut out for us,” said Terry Loreth, Vice President for AP. “However, by communicating frequently with the city, AECOM and BRW, we worked through material delivery challenges brought on by the pandemic and Texas’ historic winter storm to create a modern facility that meets Garland residents’ needs.”
AP renovated the existing 10,000 square-foot recreation center, upgrading the multi-purpose rooms, restrooms, storage, lobby, control desk, exterior façade, front patio and front canopy. AP also updated the MEP systems, building skin and interiors, and a dumpster enclosure, in addition to performing utility work and installing a new storm drainage system. On the expansion side, AP constructed a new 5,000 square-foot space featuring new fitness rooms.
AECOM served as project manager on behalf of the city, and Brown Reynolds Watford Architects served as the design partner.