The Town of Lewisville will hold a week of drop-in open house events for the new Mary Alice Warren Community Center from 4 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday, November 16-19 and from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 20. The new center is located next to Jack Warren Park.
“We are really excited for the community to see our new community center and all it has to offer,” said Mayor Mike Horn. “We hope by hosting multiple opportunities for people to attend will give everyone a chance to come by. We can’t wait to show it off to everyone. It is truly a special place.”
Mayor Horn said the Town is hosting the week-long drop-in event in an effort to reduce the number of visitors at any one given time as a COVID-19 precaution. Mayor Horn said Town leaders encourage everyone to continue to take precautions by wearing a mask when indoors touring the new center.
The new community center was named the Mary Alice Warren Community Center after Lewisville resident Mary Alice Warren, who donated the 15-acre site on which the community center was built. The community center is located on Lewisville-Clemmons Road next to Jack Warren Park, a 15-acre multi-use park also donated to the Town by Mary Alice Warren that opened in 2010.
The new 12,000 square-foot center includes a multi-purpose conference room that can accommodate approximately 240 people or be divided into three smaller conference room areas. Mayor Horn said the multi-purpose room will be great for a classroom set up or for a meal set-up, events, receptions, parties and more. In addition, the facility is equipped with a catering kitchen off of the multi-purpose room adding to the versatility of the new community center.
The building includes an arts and crafts room, a small conference room, a large atrium area with a fireplace and an outside covered event porch with an outdoor fireplace facing the wooded landscape. In addition, the new facility includes a large covered patio designed for outdoor events.
All of the rooms at the center are equipped with large LED video screens featuring a movie quality drop-down screen and projector in the larger multi-purpose room.
Mayor Horn said this project has been a vision of the council and leaders in the community for more than a decade and will serve as a wonderful addition to Town facilities that will bring people together.
“There are so many groups and individuals who have had a hand in creating this facility from the initial design to the plants and shrubs that surround the building,” Mayor Horn said. “This is truly a building designed by the community, for the community of which we can all be proud.”
“It is going to be a great place to bring the community together, very much like what we’ve done with Shallowford Square and Jack Warren Park,” said Mayor Horn.
In addition to area clubs and organizations using the new center, Mayor Horn said the facility will host a variety of educational, recreational and entertainment programs for residents to enjoy each month.
“We anticipate our residents will use the new community center for private events, including meetings, receptions, weddings, and many other types of events that can be held there because of the versatility of the building,” Mayor Horn said.
In the coming months, the Town will be implementing a space reservation system for the new center. Please keep watch on the Town’s website and Facebook/Instagram pages for updates on how to reserve a space.
Recreational classes will begin in January 2022 and will include art, writing, health education, yoga, music and quilting classes and more to come. Please keep watch on the Town’s website and Facebook/Instagram pages for updates on how to register for classes.