Many communities desire to build a first-class, multigenerational recreation center to improve quality of life for their residents, but few have accomplished what can be experienced in Southlake, Texas, at The MARQ. True to its name, The MARQ stands for a higher indication of excellence that awaits those who seek health, wellness and recreation. It’s an example of what a modern multigenerational recreation center can be at its best.
Nestled into the hillside in a site surrounded by native oak trees, The MARQ immediately has a welcoming presence. Patrons will notice elevation changes throughout the building designed specifically to take advantage of long views over treetops. The building organization provides individuals, families and Southlake community groups with a place to be together, where light and energy collide through architecture.
A day at The MARQ shows the building highly active with senior citizens in the morning, and a transformation in the middle afternoon when school children pour through the doors for afterschool activities. Later in the evening, families and working professionals come to The MARQ for social programs and meetings, exercise classes and fitness. The MARQ is the gathering place in the Southlake community where several generations come together in planned social and wellness spaces that promote a high standard of health, comfort and happiness.