Water slides, kiddie play structures, a water basketball hoop and more to enjoy at the Apex Centre

Shake the dust out of your swimsuit, grab a towel, bring a friend and experience the Apex Centre, McKinney’s new aquatics and fitness center. Saturday, May 27, the doors will open to the entire community for a free evening summer pool party from 7—10 p.m., sponsored by the McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC).

The pool party will be the perfect opportunity to kick off summer with a splash and enjoy both the indoor and outdoor pools at the Apex Centre. Experience the adrenaline of each water slide or kick back and relax as you float in the river channel. KLAK will be on site for a live radio remote and attendees can purchase dinner at one of the food trucks. Tours of the facility will be offered throughout the party.

All visitors must sign a waiver on the first visit. Waivers for minors must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. The waiver is available for print online.

The City of McKinney and MCDC teamed up to build the $36 million, cost recovery aquatics and fitness center in Gabe Nesbitt Community Park, 3003 Alma Rd. The 80,000-square-foot facility includes a 25-yard-by-25-meter pool for competitive and lap swimming, a leisure pool and an outdoor leisure and recreation pool. Additionally, the Apex Centre includes a fitness facility equipped with LifeFitness machines, weight training equipment by Hammer Strength, basketball courts, an elevated track, babysitting facilities and multipurpose rooms.

More than 95 percent of funding for the Apex Centre was awarded in project grants by MCDC, generated from a half cent “quality of life” sales tax. The remaining $1.5 million came from the City of McKinney.

Visit www.ApexCentre.org for more information about membership, group classes and services offered at the Apex Centre.