The $46 million multigenerational center was one of the main components of the bond package passed by Lewisville voters in November 2015. It will feature an indoor natatorium, a gymnasium, an indoor walking track, an expanded fitness area, community rooms, and an indoor playground for children. It also will include more than 14,000 square feet of space dedicated to activities for senior adults, accessible through the main lobby and through a separate entrance into the building.
The 87,000-square-foot facility will be built on the property where the Senior Activity Center and Memorial Park Recreation Center currently sit, 1950 S. Valley Parkway, replacing both buildings.
The facility is expected to open in late Spring 2020.
Thrive memberships now available.
|family (up to 6)
Benefits of purchasing an annual membership:
- special access and invitations
- discounts on camps, parties, and rentals
- access to fitness programs
- pre-opening swag
Purchase your annual membership at one of these three locations:
- Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center, 191 Civic Circle
- Senior Activity Center, 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway
- Parks and Recreation Administrative Office, 1197 W. Main Street
- What payment options are available when purchasing a membership? Cash, check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover
- What does a membership include? Access to all amenities at Thrive, baseline fitness classes, and access to Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center
- If a Thrive membership is purchased now, when would the membership start? Membership will start once Thrive opens; however access to Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center would start on Jan. 1, 2020.
- What happens if a person has a membership to Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center? Anyone who has a current membership the Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center and would like to purchase a Thrive membership will receive a pro-rated credit toward the purchase of a Thrive membership.
- Can a membership to only the Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center be purchased? Yes, please note that the fees effective with this membership will change on Jan. 1, 2020. For information on these fees visit the recreation center page.
- What will the hours of operation be once the venue is open? Monday-Thursday: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m., Friday: 5 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Membership questions? Call 972.219.3550.
However, what you are not able to see as you pass by is everything that is going on inside. Drywall has been installed on the second floor and the construction teams at Byrne are moving towards installation on the first floor. And for those of you excited about our indoor water, the pool is getting ever closer to its final shape. Excited about a game of hoops? Our basketball goals have been installed and our volleyball nets will be next. Interested in hosting a large gathering at Thrive? Our elevated platform in our community rooms has been installed. Check out our updated pictures below. We are still on track to open in late Spring 2020.
Beginning July 1, part of the sidewalk along Corporate Drive will be closed. The affected area starts at the southwest corner of S. Valley Parkway and Corporate Drive and continue west along Corporate Drive in front of Thrive. We will be replacing the sidewalks while we are doing some utility work in this area.
What you are not currently able to see behind the fence is the preparation of the pad for Thrive. Early next week (around August 27/28) Byrne will start drilling piers for the foundation of the building. This process takes just over two weeks to complete, as long as Mother Nature lends a hand. Truck traffic along Corporate Drive will increase for this time period.
The new center marks the first time a public art component has been included in the initial design of a Lewisville municipal facility. Renowned artist Andrew Dufford of Colorado was selected from among more than 140 submittals. Dufford has completed projects throughout the Southwestern United States, including at Grand Canyon National Park. His concept for the Lewisville project incorporates our location on a major bird migration path, telling the story in stone and glass in a sweeping display that draws visitors into and through the main entrance.
Due to the nature of the construction schedule, the Senior Activity Center and Memorial Park Recreation Centers ceased operations on July 7. Originally, both facilities were going to remain open during construction, but that plan changed in order to make better use of the property, realize cost savings, and not expose visitors to construction nuisances.
Memorial Park Recreation Center activities will transfer to the Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center, 191 Civic Circle.
The City is in the process of setting up a site in Music City Mall to house the Senior Center activities. The 8,000-square-foot site is located on the second floor of the mall, near Macy's. Entrance 4 will be used as the main entrance to the new site, and the City has worked with the mall to add 10 more accessible parking spaces to the lot right outside that entrance. Anyone coming to the site by DCTA bus will be dropped off and picked up outside Entrance 6.