DMACC's original plan was to contract with the YMCA to be the operator of the recreation center and for it to become the new YMCA of Ankeny. However, revised financial projections indicated that the agreement wasn't going to work as planned, and the parties amicably ended negotiations. Prior to this, the center project was always intended to be open to the entire community and to fulfill DMACC's agreement with Ankeny Schools.

DMACC has a strong history of successfully identifying and hiring expert staff to run College auxiliary operations and academic programs. The College intends to operate the facility on a membership basis for wellness and the engagement of families within the community.