Little Elm Opens Recreation Center

Town opens its first recreation and community center

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    Little Elm opened the doors to its new recreation and community center this month. A $6 Million bond package was passed in 2004 to build the recreation center and a new senior center. (Published Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012)

    Little Elm finally has a recreation center to call its own.

    The town opened the doors to its recreation and community center this month.

    Scott Dunn, the center's supervisor, said the facility is the first of its kind in Little Elm. A $6 million bond package was passed in 2004 to build the recreation center and a senior center.

    "The only thing we had in town was a community center, and it was just a room with tables and chairs that we could rent for special events -- nothing of this magnitude," Dunn said.

    Jordan Brod is passionate about his job but said it's not very active.

    "I sit at a computer for the majority of the day making maps for the town," he said.

    But the Little Elm Recreation and Community Center sits across the street from his office, giving Brod no excuse to skip exercise.

    "It stares at me, so it's definitely a motivator," he said.

    The facility offers much more than a weight room. A gymnasium, multipurpose room, commercial kitchen and kid's room are just a few of the extra amenities.

    "It's meant to meet the needs for all people for all ages," Dunn said. "The population 10 years ago in Little Elm was maybe 8,000 people, and now we are pushing 30,000 people."