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Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center

Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center Breaks Ground

Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) and the city of Allen recently broke ground on the Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center, a two-story 150,000-square-foot facility located at 1680 West Exchange Pkwy. in Allen. Last month, the Allen City Council approved $40.4 million to begin construction, culminating five years of collaboration between the city and its residents.

“We have a long established history of working with local Texas governments to build municipal recreation projects that meet community needs and stay within budget,” said Will Pender, regional president for AP. “We collaborated closely with the city of Allen throughout the preconstruction and estimating process to make the most out of taxpayer dollars while also ensuring the project is built in a safe, timely manner. We’re very excited to see this project come to fruition.”

AP and BRS recently joined efforts for design and construction purposes. Project planning began in May 2016 when Allen voters approved $27 million in bond funding for parks and recreation capital projects, including $16 million proposed for a future park and recreation center.

“This day is the culmination of more than 20 years of strategic planning and input from countless community members,” said Ken Fulk, Allen mayor.


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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