It’s easy to use cinematic descriptions when discussing the City of West Hollywood: sunshine above Santa Monica Boulevard, dog on a glittering leash, a couple entering Hamburger Mary’s, a stroller embroidered with a George Eliot quote, music on the patio. A visitor would be easily entertained with the runners, cyclists, families, and creative-types who call the city home. The city offers a variety of services to its residents and visitors, everything from a weekend trolley to a city-wide shuttle that connects residents to places of interest. And now, the newly designed five-story 76,000 square foot Aquatic and Recreation Center, which is part of the West Hollywood Park Master Plan Phase II Improvement project. Heery, continuing its long and successful history with the city, is leading the construction management component of the project.
With flexibility and the city’s identity in mind, the center will incorporate many of the attributes and styles that reflect its residents, both past and present. Known for a diverse community, the center will be a hub for respite, as well as learning and physical activity. The new Aquatic and Recreation Center, once completed, will create a dynamic civic space with the addition of five top-class community and conference rooms, recreation staff offices and a Tiny Tot program classroom. The space will also make room for a public access television studio, lockers and additional parking.
The Master Plan seeks to integrate the park with the daily life of the city with the addition of small and large dog parks, extended green spaces, state-of-the-art playgrounds and per the City’s website, a dedicated AIDS monument.
Finally, the ultramodern Aquatic and Recreation Center wouldn’t hold much truth without the two new rooftop swimming pools and multi-sport court.
West Hollywood Park Master Plan Phase II Improvements began January 2017 and expected to be completed in 2020. View renderings and learn more more about the project here.