Apex Centre

McKinney, TX


In 2009, Counsilman-Hunsaker, in association with Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects, was retained by the Parks and Recreation Department to create a Business Plan to guide the development of a new recreation and aquatic center. The product of the study established building programming options, square footages, and budgets for all the desired components along with opinions of operating expenses.

After years of planning, the City of McKinney and McKinney Community Development Corporation teamed up to build the $36 million aquatics and fitness center in Gabe Nesbitt Community Park. The 80,000 sq. ft. Apex Centre is the single largest project the City of McKinney has ever built. The facility features an indoor competition pool, indoor recreation pool, outdoor recreation pool and outdoor tot pool. The fitness facility includes fitness and weight training equipment, indoor sports courts, an elevated running track, babysitting facilities and multipurpose rooms, which are open to the public.

Photos courtesy of Wade Griffith Photography

Texas State Recreation Facility Design Award


Pool Type

Indoor 25 Yard

Indoor Leisure

Outdoor Leisure

Project Type

Parks and Recreation

Project Service

Design Services


Completed 2017


Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects

Project Amenities

6,200 Sq. Ft. Indoor Competition Pool

25-yard by 25-meter with 1-meter diving

4,800 Sq. Ft. Indoor Leisure Pool

Zero-depth and grand stair entries

Current channel

Three 25-yard fitness lap lanes

Underwater bench seating

Aquatic play structure

Water basketball and volleyball

Indoor waterslide with deck-runout

10,000 Sq. Ft. Outdoor Leisure Pool

Zero-depth entry and five stair entries

Current channel

Underwater shelf and bench seating

Family waterslide

Four deck-runout body-flume waterslides

Aquatic play structure

Water basketball and water volleyball

Various spray features

700 Sq. Ft. Outdoor Tot Pool

Zero-depth entry

Themed tot slide

Various water features

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