PIONEER CENTER

PIONEER CENTER UPDATES 

 Due to the CDC guidelines regarding the Coroavirus the Pioneer Center is currently CLOSED until further notice.  Meals are still available via curbside pick up, Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m., in the front of the Pioneer Center.  Please make a meal reservation by calling 580-772-1193, no later than 9:00 a.m. the day of the meal pickup.



About The Pioneer Center

2020 has been a year of many changes and how we operate in all our lives is now a new normal.  Even though we did not get to celebrate in April, Pioneer Center did pass a milestone of 30 years of service to the citizens of Weatherford and many other surrounding areas.  The Pioneer Center opened its doors on April 29th, 1990 with a Grand Opening which welcomed over 1,200 guests.  The Pioneer Center continues to be a City of Weatherford well-known and established Senior Citizens Center and a Community Center.  The 12,000 square foot facility, one of the largest and finest of its kind in Western Oklahoma, hosts thousands of people each month for various activities and events.

The Pioneer Center provides many activities for all ages. For our seniors, the Pioneer Center provides arts and crafts, movies, music, local speakers, games, exercise programs, health services, social events and special holiday celebrations.  The seniors also take monthly day trips and have fun evenings out to local attractions, events and restaurants.  Most Tuesdays we have local informational speakers who come and talk with our seniors before lunch, such as the Weatherford Mayor, Chief of Police, Fire Chief, Chamber Director, and many others from local organizations or businesses in the City of Weatherford.  Monthly event newsletters list most events and activities held at the center.  Newsletters can be found by clicking the Newsletter folder above, or you are welcome to pick one up at the beginning of each month at the Pioneer Center office.

The Pioneer Center is home to the CADC Nutrition Program, which provides a daily lunch at 11:45 a.m. for seniors Monday – Friday at a suggested donation of $3.00 for those 60 plus and $7.00 for those under 60.  Menus are found by clicking the monthly Menu above or they can be found in the monthly newsletter.  To join us for lunch, please contact the Nutrition office no later than 9:00 a.m. on the day you would like to dine.  A homebound meal program is also available, to those that qualify, from the Pioneer Center.  To participate in either program you need to call the Nutrition office at 580-772-1193.

The Pioneer Center is fortunate to have a brand new small 15 passenger bus with a lift that can pick up folks for the lunch-time nutrition program, Monday – Friday. In addition, the bus takes passengers shopping on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in the afternoon. The bus is also used for our senior trips and events from the center.  Reservations are required for bus rides and a nominal fee is charged.  Please call the Pioneer Center office, 580-774-4588, for reservations or questions concerning any bus trips or fees.

The best kept secret at the Pioneer Center is that it is available to rent to rent to private individuals or groups for banquets, reunions, birthday parties, anniversaries, showers, business meetings, craft shows, fundraisers, square dances, dance recitals, pageants and so much more.  The building is handicap accessible with 3 exits that have automatic doors.  We have several accommodating rooms of various sizes and prices.  We offer extras such as a small stage, sound system with CD player or jacks for I-Pod, remote projector, and drop down projection screen, 65 inch smart TV with DVD player, piano, tables (several different sizes and shapes), chairs, ice machine and a fully functioning kitchen.  Our parlor offers a 64 inch flat screen TV, great for viewing movies and has comfortable seating.  Rental rates are very affordable and competitive for this area.  The high quality of the facility makes it a great rental choice for any occasion or event.  The center has an experienced event planner, Cheryl Burleigh,  Assistant Director, on staff to help with your next event.  The Pioneer Center office is closed, but for information about the Pioneer Center you call between 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 580-774-4588 for booking or information for your next event.

1000 Gartrell Place
Weatherford, OK 73096
580-774-4588
  pioneer@cityofweatherford.com
 

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