The Beacon Recreation Center in Southeast Arlington Recognized with TEXO Distinguished Building Award
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communication
Posted on April 01, 2021, April 01, 2021

The Beacon Recreation Center

The Beacon Recreation Center, which opened last year at Webb Community Park in southeast Arlington, will be recognized at the TEXO Distinguished Building Awards Recognition Dinner in August.

Sundt Construction, Inc. served as the City of Arlington’s construction manager at risk for The Beacon, located at 1100 Mansfield Webb Road. The two-story, 36,000-square-foot facility was awarded first place by TEXO, a commercial construction association representing North and East Texas, in General Contractor – Building 4 ($10-$30 million) category of its annual Distinguished Building Awards. Winners were selected on criteria that included difficulty in construction, unusual construction techniques involved, final appearance and quality of the finished produce, timeliness of completion, and safety.

Community members of all ages and interests are served by The Beacon, which offers them a purpose-built place to stay active and connect with neighbors, friends, and family. The recreation center includes a gymnasium, a fitness stair, cardio and weights area, aerobics and yoga studio, a classroom, administration area and child watch area. Other amenities include an outdoor splash pad, adventure playground, walking trails and a skate park.

“This is just another indication this is an outstanding facility provided for the citizens of Arlington. It was designed and constructed to meet the needs of the community, and executed with quality and efficiency,” Arlington Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Scott Fairman said. “To not only be recognized for the recreational value, but now the value of the development, should be a source of pride for the citizens of Arlington.”

Arlington Parks and Recreation Director Lemuel Randolph said the collaborative process with Sundt made for efficient and constructible design, a higher-quality outcome, and a greater overall value for the City and the community. The project was also successfully completed with assistance from the City's Asset Management Department.

“Sundt did an extraordinary job in managing our project schedule. They were able to open up parts of our facility to the public early at Sundt’s recommended suggestion. We never anticipated that would happen. I was amazed at Sundt’s attention to detail. They dealt with project challenges and unforeseen conditions seamlessly and effectively,” Randolph said. “We had two other similar projects that started before Sundt’s project commenced and Sundt’s was completed before the other two. This was the best-run project I have seen in 30 years.”

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