Rejuvenating Community Recreation in Maryland Heights
Located to the west-central of downtown St. Louis, Maryland Heights is home to more than 27,000 Missourians. Looking to create a new civic hub for community recreation and engagement, Maryland Heights’ civic leaders worked with our team on a highly interactive feasibility study to assess the current and future recreational needs for the city. This effort led to strong support for the decision to create a brand new 92,000 sf community recreation center to replace the outdated previous facility.
The new center offers more space and a greater variety of activity areas while maintaining key elements to support the unique community programs the previous facility offered. Key recreation features include a two-court multi-use activity court, group exercise rooms, expanded weights and cardio training areas, a cycling studio, indoor walking/jogging track and an indoor family pool with three fitness lap lanes. Community amenity spaces include a multi-use events space, a pre-school, a babysitting area, dedicated seniors space, meeting rooms and a police substation. The center also creates new green space for outdoor recreation and activities and expands parking.