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Posted on: June 12, 2023

Community and Senior Center groundbreaking for renovation is tomorrow

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City is invited to beginning of construction project for the Rosa Hereford Community Center and Bob Gilmore Senior Center

KILLEEN, Texas (June 12, 2023) – The City of Killeen’s Recreation Services Department will host a groundbreaking for the beginning of a renovation and building project at the Rosa Hereford Community Center and Bob Gilmore Senior Center. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 13 at 11a.m. at the site of the centers (2201 East Veterans Memorial Boulevard).

The Bob Gilmore Center provided quality services and programs to residents 55 years old and older, and was first constructed in 1977. It was demolished in March 2022, due to structural inefficiencies.

The Killeen Community Center first opened in March 1974 and was renamed the Rosa Hereford Community Center in 2020 in honor of our former City councilwoman. It closed in 2020 due to COVID-19 and also operated as a warming center, when needed.

The new facilities will include a large billiard room, banquet facilities, senior lunch program, ceramics, and card rooms. Seniors will also have access to the gym, weight room and aerobics room, as well as meeting rooms. There will also be pickleball courts and a dining courtyard outside.

Council approved HCS Inc. as the contractor in May 2023 at a cost of $7.4 million. Both facilities are scheduled to reopen at the same time and that date will be announced.

Speakers at the event include Mayor Debbie Nash-King and representatives from the Senior Advisory Board and the Recreation Services Advisory Board. 

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