The halls and classrooms of the former League City School (sometimes known as the “Art Deco” school) located at 400 S. Kansas Ave. are full once again with children and adults thanks to League City staff members who worked to renovate the historic building and save it from demolition. Scheduled to be torn down in July of 2021, League City collaborated with the Clear Creek Independent School District to secure a contract to lease the building for $1 a year for the next 50 years. Over the last year, staff from Facilities, IT, Public Works, Planning, and Parks and Recreation have been working to renovate the 1938 building into the new League City Community Center.
Community Center Serving All Ages
Now, the building is home to the League City Community Center and hosts adult and youth programming from watercolor, theater, and guitar classes to karate and fencing. This past summer, League City was able to drastically increase the number of children enrolled in its annual Camp by the Creek by moving the normally wait-listed summer camp program from Hometown Heroes Park to the new center. Groups can also rent out the rooms for meetings and activities every day from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., unless a program is previously scheduled. The gym can be rented for events, parties, and even dances. At the community center’s Grand Opening in September, the Ballroom Dancers of League City performed and have returned several times to rent out the gym.