Yesterday and Today in Sun City

Community Center gets makeover to Oakmont


When Sun City first opened Jan. 1, 1960, prospective buyers were treated to five model homes, a shopping center, restaurant, golf course and a recreation center.

Located on the northwest corner of 107th Avenue and Oakmont Drive, the Community Center, as it was initially called, was later renamed Oakmont Recreation Center. The original building, as it appeared in the early-1960s, featured a community meeting room, outdoor pool and clubrooms. The original structure, with a modified entrance added in the 1990s, remains and can be found on the west end of today’s recreation center, as seen in the current photo in color.

Over the years, additional buildings resembling the original design were added to make room for additional clubrooms. A larger parking lot facing 107th Avenue now features solar electricity panels.