Community and Senior Center Campus Improvements

Arial rendering of proposed Activity CenterRendering of seniors walking in new lobbyArial rendering of east entranceRendering of outdoor recreation area with families playingRendering of new lobby

Aerial view of conceptual rendering of proposed Old Town Activity Center.

Conceptual rendering of east wing interior of Old Town Activity Center for senior activities.

Aerial view of conceptual rendering of Old Town Activity Center east entrance and parking.

Rendering of outdoor recreation area with families playing and shaded seating.

Conceptual rendering of west wing lobby of Old Town Activity Center.

Project Description

The goal of this project is to improve operations, programming and facility function on the Lenexa Community Center and Lenexa Senior Center campus. This will result in a greater amenity for the surrounding neighborhood and the whole community.

Improvements to the Community Center and Senior Center campus include:

  • Consolidation of buildings
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Expansion of senior program areas
  • Outdoor pickleball courts and gathering spaces
  • Restroom and locker room updates
  • Replacement of aging building façade materials 
  • Public art investment

Upon completion, the renovated facility will be called the Lenexa Old Town Activity Center. 



93rd Street and Pflumm Road

Cost & Funding Sources

Budget: Approximately $11.5 million


Design: Fall 2022–spring 2023

Construction: Anticipated to begin in late 2023

Designer & Contractor

Architect: Multistudio

Contractor: Turner Construction

Project Updates

May 16, 2023

The Project Team provided an update at the May 16, 2023 City Council meeting on current ideas coming from the schematic design process. While these plans are not final until they receive approval from the City Council later this year, the project is beginning to take shape.

The Community Center will be transformed through renovations and the addition of more than 3,500-square-feet of programmable space. New metal panels will be installed in colors and textures reflecting the character of Old Town and will create a more welcoming, modern center. 

Programs for seniors will move to the east end of the building and the current Senior Center and adjacent parking will be razed. This area will be converted into a dynamic outdoor recreation space that will serve as a gathering place for the community. Plans include four pickleball courts, shuffleboard courts and an open turf area which can host a variety of programs surrounded by a seat wall. A turf play area will be next to outdoor seating covered by a new awning which provides shade. A large mural will wrap around two sides of the building and landscaping will complement the space.

These plans will be considered by the Planning Commission at the June 26 meeting, where further public comment is welcomed. 
The Project Team hopes to begin construction in November. The site will be under construction for about a year and the public will be able to use much of the facility as it undergoes this transformation.

Spring 2023

Schematic design underway.

Fall 2022

Oct. 11: City staff and design team presented a project update to City Council at a Committee of the Whole meeting. Discussed the changing economic conditions, programming opportunities and preliminary design concepts.

Summer 2022

Started conceptual design process. 

Public Involvement

The building's design and future program offerings were influenced by public input during both the A New Look at Old Town Lenexa study and the Lenexa Community Center / Senior Center study.

The public is welcome to provide feedback on the current plan at the June 26, 2023 Planning Commission meeting. 


The City of Lenexa completed a study in 2019 that explored how to rehabilitate the Community Center / Senior Center site. Consultants looked at how the current spaces are used, evaluated operational and accessibility challenges, and recommended ways to meet community recreation needs for all ages.

Community Center / Senior Study Study Report (PDF)

Staff Contact

Logan Wagler
Parks & Recreation Director
[email protected]