The Beacon Recreation Center

Arlington, Texas
Construction Cost: $22.3 million
Area / Square Feet: 36,000
Occupancy Date: September 2020

Public input led to a reimagining of recreation services for Southeast Arlington. The resulting master plan unifies indoor and outdoor experiences at Webb Park. With sustainability, place-making and community-building as central themes, the two-level facility hosts an ensemble of complex programs with both indoor and outdoor activities seamlessly combining social, fitness and recreation spaces.

Designed to capture natural daylight and frame views of Webb Park, the building has been configured to connect with the park and its surrounding neighborhood. Outdoor amenities include a skatepark, a playground, a splashpad, an event patio and a fitness garden. Indoor activities come into view as parkgoers arrive on site and witness recreation center activities through abundant windows. As visitors step inside The Beacon, the words on the front desk welcome them in many different languages. Murals of local artists inspired the facility’s color palette.

State-of-the-art construction, optimal building efficiency and a more effective, connected and dynamic master plan for Webb Park influenced the design and the project budget, which encompassed new parking, utilities, landscaping and access drives.


Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture 

Denver, Colo.


Water Technology Inc.

Beaver Dam, Wis.


Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing SystemsDaktronics
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Wall Padding
Indoor Sports Surfaces - BasketballRobbins
Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Sports Surfaces
Synthetic Grass Pros
Pools - Water Play FeaturesWater Odyssey