The $6.5 million two-level civic and recreational facility is 35,000 square feet in size. The structure is comprised of masonry, structural steel, and a clear span that houses a gathering room. Fully equipped star and chorus dressing rooms accommodate those who are involved in shows and events at the facility. Additional amenities include a deluxe executive conference room equipped with a serving area and an outside terrace.
The new community center features a black box theatre, complete with catwalk, and a professional, state-of-the-art sound system. The 12,600 square foot gathering room is sub-dividable for multi-purpose use, such as receptions, concerts, etc. There is seating to accommodate 1,525 guests. The natural stonework seen throughout the building was acquired from a local rock quarry. This facility is unique to Poteau in both design and function, making the DWR Event Center one-of-a-kind.