Moody Park Community Center to unveil major renovation in north Houston

A community institution on Houston's north side is about to unveil a multi-million dollar renovation project
February 7, 2014 4:53:11 PM PST
A community institution on Houston's north side is about to unveil a multi-million dollar renovation project.

Moody Park was acquired by the city of Houston in 1925 for $18,000, and a community center was added in 1986. Now a $4.3 million renovation has expanded the existing center, with a 7,000 square foot addition that brings the total indoor space to 19,400 square feet. The renovations and upgrades were made possible through a combination of approximately $3.8 million in capital improvement funds and a $500,000 Housing and Community Development Block Grant.

"We are excited to welcome everyone to the new Moody Park Community Center," said Joe Turner, Director, Houston Parks and Recreation Department. "When our public sees what we have, it's gonna be phenomenal."

The renovated and expanded center's amenities include: an expanded and upgraded weight room, an upgraded arts and crafts room with a higher ceiling and server space, the creation of new areas for office and storage spaces and improvements to the existing gym. The new construction has added space for a large multi-purpose room with a serving area, a classroom, restrooms, lobby and electrical/mechanical rooms. Surrounding areas are landscaped with native plants, and include a new entry courtyard and new interior courtyard.

"It is a beautiful facility that increases meeting and classroom space, improves the weight room and so much more," Turner said.

Moody Park Community Center at 3725 Fulton will open to the public on Saturday, February 8, from 10am to 1pm. A grand opening ceremony will be held at 11am.

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