TEMPLE -- Temple Parks & Recreation hosted a formal grand re-opening ceremony Saturday morning to commemorate the completion of renovations at Sammons Community Center.

The facility, which is located at 2220 W. Avenue D in Temple, now has a new entrance, more classroom space, larger restrooms, a new deck with built-in seating overlooking Lake Polk and Sammons Golf Course, and a re-designed parking lot. The overhaul project, which took more than eight months to complete, cost $1,750,000 and was funded by a Parks Bond that taxpayers approved in May 2015.

"This facility will be able to serve our community for years to come," said Temple Parks & Recreation Director Kevin Beavers in a press release -- adding he was grateful for the residents of Temple who passed the bond two years ago.

Temple Mayor Danny Dunn was at the ceremony, which was also attended by other local leaders. The event included a ribbon cutting, facility tour, live music, refreshments and giveaways.

To keep up to date on everything happening at Sammons Community Center, follow the center on Facebook by clicking here. The grand re-opening came just in time for Parks and Recreation Month, which is held in July.

Channel Six has teamed up with the City of Temple to offer giveaways and event information every day during Parks & Recreation Month. Learn more by clicking here.

(Photo Credit: Sammons Community Center/Facebook)