Located in a suburb in Southwest Harris County, Texas, the Alief community is the most diverse neighborhood in one of the state’s most diverse cities. To meet this unique area’s needs, the Alief Neighborhood Center is the first facility in Houston intentionally designed to incorporate a health center, library, and community center into one place. The center also includes new parking areas and extensive renovations to amenities in the 38-acre Alief Park.
The 70,000 sq. ft. LEED Silver Alief Community Center aims to promote community involvement and is home to many after-school and summer-enrichment programs, youth recreation leagues, and activities for seniors.
The $52 million building houses a Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinic. It expands Houston Health Department’s Diabetes and Wellness Network on the first floor and the relocated Hennington-Alief Regional Library on the second floor, making it a first-of-its-kind multi-service facility in Houston. The center redesign also includes an outdoor pool, three soccer fields, tennis courts, football fields, a baseball field, a skate park, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, an outdoor trail, an indoor track, a fitness center, an art garden, a playground, multipurpose rooms, an event lawn, and outdoor and indoor meeting spaces, including staircase seating in the lobby.