Go Inside the New East Library and Recreation Center
By Office of Communication
Posted on March 04, 2020, March 04, 2020

The construction phase is well underway on the new East Library and Recreation Center in east Arlington.

The $26 million dollar facility was approved by voters in the 2014 bond election and will open this fall. The building is 47,249 square feet and combines a recreation center and library with state-of-the art design.

The library will be just over 8,500 square feet and will also include an outdoor innovation zone, designed by UT Arlington graduate students. Students are meeting with east Arlington residents now to create a space that best serves the community. 

The recreation center will include fitness and aerobics rooms, a senior lounge and a 113,000-gallon indoor pool. There will also be community meeting rooms and a child care center. 

The East Library and Recreation Center is located at Bob Cooke Park (2025 Craig Hanking Drive) and will replace the current Hugh Smith Recreation Center. 

East Library and Rec Center

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