Chisholm Trail Community Center Opens

March 1 was opening day for the long-awaited Chisholm Trail Community Center in Southwest Fort Worth.
The multi-purpose activity and fitness center houses cardio, free weights, and strength training equipment. A full-size gymnasium with basketball/volleyball courts and even a rock-climbing wall will draw residents of all ages. The Center will host after-school programs, school break camps and group exercise programs to support the surrounding neighborhoods.
At a cost of $4.66 million, the 19,955-square-foot facility also houses amenities like an aerobic/dance room, extra meeting rooms, an outdoor patio area and a garden. The Fort Worth Public Art Program commissioned a sculpture titled Ocean of Grass by local artist Etty Horowitz depicting native Texas prairie grasses, which is now installed above the entrance.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Chisholm Trail Center with Mayor Betsy Price, District 6 Councilmember Jungus Jordan and Crowley ISD Superintendent Dan Powell also in attendance. –Courtney Dabney