Nearly two years after its groundbreaking, Diamond Hill Community Center in the Northside will host a grand re-opening ceremony next month.
GFF Architects designed the new 25,000-sqft building at 1700 NE 37th St. to replace the adjacent outdated center that was built in the 1950s.
The new community center will feature a gymnasium, boxing gym, teaching kitchen, fitness center, meeting spaces, and a computer lab. The design of the building includes simple masonry and metal building skin, as well as brightly colored accents that reference traditional Hispanic textiles.
Outside on the front lawn, residents will find a public art piece titled “Rising Strong” by artist Elizabeth Akamatsu. Selected by the Fort Worth Public Art Commission, the metal sculpture features a bouquet with three gem-shaped flowers that embody spirit and strength.
A grand re-opening celebration will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4.