The City of Richardson will celebrate the grand opening of the new Richardson Gymnastics Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and building tours beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2. The new 16,000 square-foot facility was funded by the City’s 2010 Bond Program, and the City hopes to achieve LEED certification for the Center in the coming months.
The new Gymnastics Center, located at the southeast corner of Arapaho Road at Grove Road, features a full array of gymnastics equipment and sufficient space and amenities to accommodate regional and state-level gymnastics meets, as well as amateur and competitive gymnastics training and practice. It replaces the previous gymnastics facility, which was housed in the Heights Recreation Center and experienced strong demand for community participation in the City’s gymnastics program.
In addition to a more modern design, the new Gymnastics Center will offer a significant amount of space for equipment. The facility was also built with a large viewing area for parents, ample bleachers for gymnastics meets and events, and a multipurpose room for meetings, parties and private events, all of which are upgrades compared to the previous facility.
Richardson’s Parks and Recreation Department created the award-winning gymnastics program more than 42 years ago, and today it has grown to become one of the finest in Texas for all levels of skill and ability. The program offers an 8:1 student-to- teacher ratio and helps to develop many upper-level gymnasts who are working to earn college scholarships. For more information, visit www.richardsongymnastics.com.
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