Plano Council approves $13.5 million contract for renovations to Tom Muehlenbeck Center

A construction contract for renovations to the city’s most visited recreation center – with over 500,000 visitors annually – was approved by Plano City Council.

A guaranteed maximum price contract with Lee Lewis Construction worth over $13.5 million for renovations on Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center was approved by the council members under June 24 meeting. A guaranteed maximum price contract makes the contractor, Lee Lewis Construction, responsible for any overruns should they occur as long as they fall within the scope of work.

Two minute impact

The more than $13.5 million contract is part of a $15.9 million renovation project for the recreation center, which will include replacing the HVAC system, roof repairs and resurfacing the gym floor and walkway. Changing rooms are also included in the scope of the project.

In addition to the improvements to the non-aquatic facilities, there are plans to upgrade the pool pump and motor along with shade structures in the pool area.

The project will also be the biggest update of Plano recreation center since it opened in 2009.

Looking ahead

To accommodate the renovations, the leisure park will close in February. However, recreation pass holders may use all other recreation facilities in the city with the exception of High Point Tennis Center.

Assuming there are no delays, city officials expect the renovated recreation center to reopen to the public in October 2025.

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