Joseph T. St. Lawrence Community
Joseph T. St. Lawrence CommunityRamapo, NY
The town of Ramapo, N.Y., has been acquiring land in the nearby Torne Valley in an effort to slow development, preserve the natural landscape, protect groundwater and enhance recreation opportunities. Enter the Joseph T. St. Lawrence Community, Health and Sports Center, located on two parcels of land bisected by the Ramapo River. The west parcel will remain a passive park with little development planned, while the east parcel includes buildings, fields and other recreation areas. The two pieces of land are linked via a pedestrian bridge.
This project consists of a multiuse athletic complex with a synthetic-turf field, a practice field, a community center, a comfort station/press box, parking for 250 vehicles, pedestrian walks, sports and security lighting, grandstand seating for approximately 1,300 spectators, picnic areas and an inflatable air structure that allows for winter use. Indigenous plants, which require less water and are less invasive than non-native species, are watered via an underground sprinkler system, which collects stormwater from the community center?s roof and stores it in an underground tank.
The two-story community center contains approximately 30,000 square feet of recreation space (including a three-court gymnasium, two racquetball courts, fitness and aerobics areas and an elevated track) and overlooks the main playing field.
Project DetailsArchitect: Ward Associates P.C.; Bohemia, N.Y.
Construction Cost: $14.5 million
Square Feet: 46,500
Occupancy: November 2006
Air Structures: Air Structures American Technologies Inc.
Basketball Backboards/Supports: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Bleachers/Grandstands: Hussey Seating Co.
Court Panels/Glass: Court Co., The
Divider Curtains: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Elliptical Equipment: Life Fitness
Entertainment Systems: Sony Corp. of America
Flooring, Aerobics: Aacer Flooring LLC
Flooring, Fitness Center: Beynon Sports Surfaces Inc.
Free Weight Equipment: Ivanko Barbell Co. Inc.
Goal Posts: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Lighting: Musco Lighting
Lighting: Musco Lighting
Lockers: List Industries Inc.
Pre-Engineered: Ceco Building Systems
Rowers: Life Fitness
Scoreboards: Nevco Scoreboard Company
Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Nevco Scoreboard Company
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Comtec Industries
Skylights: Structures Unlimited Inc.
Soccer Goals: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Stair Climbers: Life Fitness
Strength Equipment: Life Fitness
Surface: Court Co., The
Surfaces: Forever Green Athletic Fields Inc.
Surfaces: FieldTurf Tarkett
Surfaces, Basketball: Beynon Sports Surfaces Inc.
Surfaces, Multipurpose: Beynon Sports Surfaces Inc.
Surfaces, Tennis: Beynon Sports Surfaces Inc.
Surfaces, Track: Beynon Sports Surfaces Inc.
Tennis Court Nets/Posts: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Track & Field Equipment: Aluminum Athletic Equipment Co.
Treadmills: Life Fitness
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.
Wall Padding: Porter Athletic Equipment Co.