We have three exciting Parks and Recreation Projects to SHout about, in honor of the annual Nevada Parks and Recreation Society Conference which took place this week in Reno. Inside this month’s We have three exciting stories in this month’s edition of flaSH [PDF]. One project is complete and currently pursuing LEED certification, while two others are still under construction.
City of Las Vegas – Pavilion Pool
Steel frames are going up for the new enclosure at the City of Las Vegas Pavilion Pool in Summerlin. The 23,300 SF enclosure features a retractable, skylight roof that will allow the facility to be used year round. New overhead doors and trellises around the perimeter of the enclosure open onto existing patio and family areas. The addition and renovation also includes replastering and refurbishing the existing pool and outdoor facilities and is scheduled to be open by September of this year.
City of North Las Vegas – Craig Ranch Regional Park
The former Craig Ranch Golf Course in North Las Vegas, is being transformed into the new Craig Ranch Regional Park. SHARCHITECTURE‘s building designs for new restroom facilities, information kiosks and picnic shelters reference the original ranch buildings of the desert southwest and feature natural ventilation, daylighting and water conserving fixtures. MIG Group is the masterplanner/ landscape architect for Phase I, to be completed in 2010.
2010 Nevada Recreation and Park Society Annual Conference
Eric M Roberts and John Anderson recently attended the 2010 NRPS Annual Conference in Reno where the sustainable concepts utilized in the Heritage Park Aquatic Center were highlighted. The HVAC system in the facility incorporates the ground source geo-thermal loop in conjunction with plate exchangers and the pool water. When combined with the abundant natural light throughout the facility, the center is designed to use 43% less energy than comparable facilities.