Officially opens Thursday
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 9, 2016) — Lexington today held a ribbon cutting for its new $13 million, 33,000-square feet senior center. The new center includes space for fitness, classrooms, music, dancing, cards, billiards, reading and dining.
The new center sits on property the government already owned and used as a park. Now a redeveloped Idlehour Park has facilities for seniors, neighbors and young people, including gardens, a playground, a walking trail, pickleball courts, football, baseball and softball fields and shuffleboard courts.
EOP Architects, Lexington, led by Harding Dowell, designed the building, which also incorporates many energy saving features. It will be LEED certified. General Contractor was Marrillia Design and Construction, also a Lexington company.
Groundbreaking for the new center was in October of 2014. The new center will open for business on Thursday.