Wow! Wonderful! Awesome! Impressive! Those were just a few of the words used to describe Missouri City’s new Recreation and Tennis Center at the facility’s Grand Opening Ribbon-Cutting ceremony held on Saturday, July 14.
The crowd on hand had plenty to do! There were dozens of activities and guests.
And, in perhaps the highlight of the day, encouraged the players in a Tennis Doubles Match featuring Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Wyatt and Assistant City Manager Bill Atkinson against Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella and Tennis Committee Member Don Cooper. After the teams volleyed back-and-forth in humid conditions, Missouri City emerged victorious, winning 6-2.
The 24,488-square-foot facility has many amenities designed for all ages and the parking area has been doubled in size.
“We’re hoping to help revitalize the community and work with our neighbors to make a positive influence in this area,” said Parks & Recreation Director Larry Foos, who thanked everyone who helped make the vision of the new facility a reality.
Residents and visitors weren’t the only ones impressed with the new $4.5 million amenity.Many dignitaries also helped celebrate the grand opening, including cutting a ceremonial red ribbon. “It’s my job to lead the cheer today,” said Congressman Al Green. “This is a great place for young people to have an opportunity to do something that’s wholesome and healthy and that will get them active.”
Stafford Mayor Scarcella joined in the enthusiasm. “I’m glad to be part of the christening of this facility and hope to be back on a regular basis to play tennis,” he said. “I commend Missouri City for a truly outstanding facility—it’s really something to be proud of.”
For more information about the Recreation and Tennis Center, including hours of operation and membership fees, call 281-403-8637, check the City’s website, www.missouricitytx.gov, and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse).