Planning on the Childress Event Center began in 2011 with several iterations of the facility under consideration before the ultimate plan was finalized.   With input from interested citizens, members of city government, and a coterie of experts from a variety of disciplines, the center was meticulously planned from the ground up.

Construction began in the winter of 2015 and while weather slowed the progress, the center became functionally complete in the spring of 2016.