The Dunes Event Center has announced plans to build a new recreational center in the City of La Porte. The facility will be built in NewPorte Landing pending a successful negotiation with the La Porte Redevelopment Commission. The Dunes Event Center focuses on youth and adult volleyball and will also include batting cages, basketball courts, soccer fields and room for other events.
On Monday August 7th, 2017, Dunes owner Rick Ashmore approached the La Porte City Council requesting permission to claim La Porte Urban Enterprise Association incentives for the project. Construction of the new 50,000 square foot facility is set to begin in the fall of 2017, with a projected opening in the spring of 2018.
“The Dunes Event Center is a wonderful addition to NewPorte Landing. The popularity of this facility and sports tourism means that there will be a great number of people traveling to the center of the City of La Porte and we are happy to welcome them here to play, eat, shop, and stay overnight. Even more exciting is that they’re coming to be active!” said Mayor Blair Milo, City of La Porte.
Bert Cook, Executive Director of the Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation, said, “This project is a great example of multiple parties, both governmental and private, working together to achieve a common goal. Rick Ashmore and his team have been committed to making this project a part of the greater NewPorte Landing Redevelopment Area and both the La Porte City Council and Redevelopment Commission have worked to make that a reality. I am really excited to see this project come to life.”
For more information about the project, please visit www.gledc.com.