The Major Capital Projects page helps keep residents informed about the status of Park Projects approved by Arlington voters. This page allows residents an inside view of construction with 360° virtual progress updates. 

Rendering of the Texas Rangers Golf Clubhouse

Texas Rangers Golf Club Clubhouse

Tentative Opening: July 2020

Arlington Golf and the Texas Rangers have partnered to build the world’s only Major League Baseball-branded golf course — the Texas Rangers Golf Club — which opened in February 2019. This collaborative branding partnership, along with $24 million in course renovations, affords the opportunity for Arlington to offer a destination golf course for both Arlington residents and visitors alike.

The course renovation, under the direction of famed course architect and Arlington native John Colligan, commenced in mid-December 2016.

A new 33,871-square-foot clubhouse, set to open in 2020, will feature a full-service restaurant and bar, covered patio overlooking the golf course, pro shop, locker rooms, and numerous rental and event spaces.

360° Virtual Progress Update





Rendering of the Beacon

The Beacon

Tentative Opening: August 2020

The 36,000 square foot facility is set to open in Summer 2020 and will include dynamic indoor and outdoor spaces including a gymnasium, fitness and weights area, aerobics and dance studio, classrooms, childcare, skatepark, adventure playground, outdoor aquatics feature and walking trail on the 12-acre site.

Funding for the project came from the 2014 bond program, which included a total of $60 million towards parks and recreation projects. 

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Rendering of East Library and Recreation Center

East Library and Recreation Center

Tentative Opening: October 2020

This collaborative project between the Parks and Recreation and Libraries departments is the first of its kind in The American Dream City. The co-facility, located at 2025 Craig Hanking Drive off New York Avenue, will replace the existing Hugh Smith Recreation Center and the East Branch Library.

The 47,249-square-foot facility is set to open in Fall 2020. Funding for the $26 million project was approved by Arlington voters in the 2014 Bond Election.

To create a single building with two distinct functions, architects were inspired by the architecture and automotive designs from the 1950s and today. The intertwining of curved and angular elements, joined by a shared lobby, creates a state-of-the art facility that honors Arlington’s history while providing a modern space for present and future generations.

The open concept library is expected to be a community hub for shared resources such as books, children’s toys and public computers for residents of East Arlington. The library will provide literacy tools to support students, families, and lifelong learners. Free programs include bilingual early literacy storytimes; GED, ESL and other adult education classes; and events for seniors. The recreation elements of the center include a gymnasium, indoor pool with party room, fitness center, locker rooms, group exercise room, community meeting rooms, and outdoor amenities.

The East Arlington Recreation Center and Library project aligns with the City Council priorities to Champion Great Neighborhoods and Support Youth and Families.

360° Virtual Progress Update

Residents are encouraged to visit the City’s bond tracker website for construction timelines and capital project updates for these as well as other City bond projects.