ALL ABOUT THE LINK
About the Link
The City of Richland Hills is building a multipurpose community facility that includes the following amenities and programs:

Amenities:
  • Indoor Walking Track
  • Fitness and Weight Rooms
  • Gymnasium
  • Museum
  • Public Meetings Spaces
  • Arts and Crafts Area
  • Game Area 

Below are the initial project drawings of The Link, The Plaza, and the whole muncipal complex.  The project is now complete and the designs are slightly different.  Come out with your family to experience The Link and the city's newest park area!
Proposed Programs:
  • Senior Programming, including meals and games
  • Fitness Classes
  • Recreation Activities
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Child watch
Mission and Vision Statements
The Link Event and Recreation Center and its fiscal responsible ideals will bring the community together and promote an evolved level in quality of life with programs in education, fitness, recreation, the arts and sports. Its events and facilities will offer residents, businesses and visitors opportunities that are balanced in high quality service and experience.

The Link Event and Recreation Center will be an avenue for improved quality of life and fostering a sense of community.  It will be a regional hub for recreational programming and hosting events that will be a benchmark for others to model.
FAQ's
  1. How big is the facility, and what facilities does it have?
    The Link is apporoximately 28,000 square feet. The Link has a Gymnasium, Fitness Floor, Indoor Track, Game Area, Bird's Nest childcare, Museum, Group Fitness Room, Personal Training Studio, Locker rooms with Showers, and Community Rooms for renting.
  2. How did city staff establish the membership fee?
    Privately owned facilities are priced to make a profit. Some facilities offer more and then charge more. Municipal groups also have to choose whether to have high or low level of general fund subsidizing. In Richland Hills, the general fund (taxes collected) only subsidize 25% of the operational expenses. The Link's fees are scheduled to be the largest component of the revenue, not the tax base.
  3. What programs will be offered in the facility?
    See Programs Tab for more information. There will be programs for all age groups and family type programs as well. Most programs are discounted for members. If you and your family are active all year long, the membership could effectively be free with program fees saved.
  4. How do I sign up for a membership?
    See the Membership Tab for more information.
  5. Can I sign up online?
    Yes. You can create an account online and sign up for all classes online, but memberships can only be sold at The Link. The online system will allow you to manage your account with the Link, pay for classes, look at your weekly calendar and much more. To create an account or register online, go to the Programs Page to find the link for that process.
  6. What do you get for your membership?
    A member has access to the facility, including the weight room, the gymnasium, the indoor track, and locker room access. Members do not get any programming with the membership, classes have an additional cost. However, each active member receives a discount on most programs and rentals in the Link. If a member registers for classes, the discounts can actually pay for the membership!
  7. I would like to host an event, are there rooms to rent at the Link?
    There will be many options to rent different facilities for almost any type of function. The Link will have a large community room that can host up to 220 people and smaller rooms for birthday parties and business meetings.
  8. What type of fitness classes will be hosted at the Link?
    Please look at the Fitness Tab for more information on all of the Link's fitness programs. The Link has a combination of face-to-face group exercise classes as well as a video based system that can help staff fill in gaps of service. We also have a boot camp and personal training. The Link will be about as full-service as possible.
  9. Where is the facility located?
    The Link is located on the land north of City Hall, in between Rufe Snow and Matthews at 6750 Baker Blvd. For planning purposes, parking is located off of Matthews Dr.
  10. Are there any age restrictions in the facility?
    Yes, children under 10 must be with an adult or checked into the Bird's Nest child care area. Additionally, members must be at least 14 to be on the Fitness Floor or in Group Exercise classes. Sorry for any inconvenience, but we offer some programs to help offset any disappointment with these restrictions.
  11. Can I use my Silver Sneakers, Silver&Fit, or Optum memberships at the Link?
    Those eligible for Medicare programs membership have free access to The Link after creating an account with us. Please stop by the front desk to fill out the appropriate paperwork and then you can begin using the facility.