Facilities History

Bond & Funds for Recreation Center

A $13.8 million bond referendum to redevelop the West University Recreation Center, Colonial Park, and Community/Senior Center was passed by voters on November 4, 2008. The City was also fortunate to have $1 million available for the West University Place Recreation Center from the matching of funds of the Friends of West University Parks and the Lewis Family.

Opening of the Recreation Center

The West University Place Recreation Center construction began in February 2009, and opened to the public in April 2010. The new recreation center includes:

  • A large multi-purpose room
  • Bathroom facilities with access to the new year-round swimming pool
  • Cardio and weight room
  • Multi-function sport courts
  • Several smaller rooms for classes and fitness activities

Facility Redevelopment

In order to take advantage of current economic conditions in the construction industry, the city began redeveloping the new Colonial Park Pool and Recreation Center in September 2009, and completed in May 2010. The new pool includes:

  • A zero-depth entry
  • Interactive play features
  • Toddler slide
  • Lily pad walkway
  • Floating log
  • Lounge and bench seating
  • Lap lanes
  • Deep water amenities (climbing wall, drop slide, and diving board)

The new recreation center also includes 2 multi-purpose rooms, poolside concession area, bathroom facilities with access to the pool, and a park side restroom.

Photos & Designs

Conceptual designs and photos are available to view in our photo gallery.