Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center

The Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center is a 149,000 square-foot facility to be built on Exchange Parkway, south of Ridgeview Drive. This $54 million project is envisioned to be completed and opened in Spring 2023.
Artist rendering of modern recreation facility with glass rotunda and wide welcome deck

Woman and children standing in front of printed displays covered in Post-It notes

Future amenities

Allen citizens helped prioritize key features of the recreation center through public meetings, workshops and online surveys. Current facility plans include:

  • Two gymnasiums featuring 3 courts for recreation and up to 8 courts for competitive play (multiple sports and activities)
  • Indoor play spaces to engage younger users
  • An indoor walk/jog track with both flat and inclined/stair options
  • Cafe
  • Group fitness areas for aerobics, dance and spin classes
  • Weights and cardio areas for independent fitness
  • Child watch area
  • Catering kitchen
  • Outdoor fitness deck

smiling man and woman standing beside easel with artist rendering of new facility

Project timeline

December 10, 2019 - Facility officially named "Stephen G. Terrell Park and Recreation Center" after longtime Allen Mayor Stephen Terrell

November 12, 2019 - Allen City Council approves a 72-page feasibility study outlining conceptual designs, suggested amenities and estimated project cost

October 3, 2019 - Staff and architectural team provide updates to the facility’s proposed features and programming opportunities at a community update meeting. View the presentation.

May 13, 2019 - Second public input meeting solicits input from Allen residents. View the presentation.

April 4, 2019 - First public input meeting solicits input from Allen residents. View the presentation.

November 27, 2018 - Allen City Council approves the preparation of a 12-month feasibility study to provide architectural vision and market analysis

May 7, 2016 - Allen voters approve $27 million in bond funding for Parks and Recreation capital projects, including $16 million proposed for a future park and recreation center