TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation will celebrate the official grand opening of the new $10 million Marble City community center on Thursday, May 23 at 11 a.m.

Cherokee Nation invested $10 million to construct the community center, which is nearly 23,000 square feet and includes space for community programs and activities, along with a wellness space, meeting rooms and classrooms, as well as outdoor recreation space for games and cultural activities.

The new Marble City community center is one of more than 60 construction project included in the largest single capital investment in Cherokee Nation history, totaling nearly $1.2 billion. These investments are located throughout the Cherokee Nation Reservation and span from community centers to health care facilities and from Head Start centers to a new public safety building for emergency operations.