Weequahic Park Community Center
Newark, New Jersey
New Community Center Building within an historic Olmsted Brother’s county park, the home of the first public golf course in the United Sates. The building provides extensive glass window walls to a lush landscape with volume ceilings and intricate roof shapes to break down the otherwise unruly scale of a 7,500 facility. The main gathering room is a large event space with an attached open kitchen and connected to a conference room and work areas for different park community groups.
The other spaces include the kitchen and utilities, a shared conference room, park equipment storage and a large outdoor terrace overlooking recently renovated ball fields.
The building also serves an adjacent large children’s playground and water park.
- 7,500 SF building
- 3,000 SF community room/ event space
- Covered drop off area
- 2,500 SF outdoor terrace