Cesar Chavez rec center's last day set for Monday in Abilene

ABILENE, Texas - Friday is the last day for youth programming at Abilene's Cesar Chavez Recreation Center.

The center will be closed to the public on Monday.

Cesar Chavez Recreation Center is closing its doors after the city determined it would cost more than $500,000 to renovate. The money would be needed to expand restrooms and fix severe foundation problems.

James Childers, the city of Abilene's director of community services, said spending that amount of money on an aging facility would not be in the best interest of the strategic direction of parks and recreation for the city of Abilene.

Children who attend the after school program at Chavez Recreation Center may participate in after-school programming at one of the city's four other recreation facilities.

After Chavez Recreation Center is closed, senior citizens are also able to attend senior programming at three other recreation centers or at the Rose Park Senior Center.

All staff from the Chavez Recreation Center will be reallocated to new functions and locations.

If you want more information on the city of Abilene recreation centers, click here.

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