Prairie Township Community Center

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Prairie Township Community Center

Galloway, OH 2016

Project Description

The Prairie Township Community Center’s design focuses on telling the story of Prairie Township and the site abutting a wetland and residential neighborhood, while promoting the opportunity for activity within the community. Materials and finishes are residential in personality, have a natural design aesthetic and a modern rural vernacular appropriate to the site.

The aquatic area, fitness center, gymnasium, elevated track, administration area and multipurpose rooms are arranged in an array centering on the welcoming entry lobby, enabling supervision of much of the facility. The natatorium is situated at the pivotal location of the site — at the corner of the building near the entry along a 50-mile-an-hour state route. This leisure pool was specifically designed for all ages, with a zero-depth beach entry transitioning to the open-water area with hydrotherapy benches and an adjoining vortex. Two lap lanes flow into the deep-water area equipped with a climbing wall and diving board. The sprayground is located at the rear of the facility, with the wetland and woodlands as backdrop. One key design precedent was the sprayground’s cattail-styled spray feature.

Office space is near the entry lobby and adjacent to the family care center and multipurpose rooms. The elevated walking/jogging track encapsulates the gymnasium and fitness center with views across the facility and to the wetland beyond.

Project Details

Architect: Moody Nolan
Construction Cost: $ 9.32 million
Square Feet: 40,000
Occupancy: June 2015

Fitness Center - Assessment & Monitoring Equipment: Life Fitness

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Octane Fitness

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Mopar

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Technogym USA Corp.

Fitness Center - Entertainment Systems: MYE Entertainment LLC

Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Action Floor Systems LLC

Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Mats Inc.

Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Life Fitness

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports: ADP Lemco Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Floor Covers: Covermaster Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting: Spectrum Lighting

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards: ADP Lemco Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Wall Padding: Performance Sports Systems

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball: Action Floor Systems LLC

Indoor Sports Surfaces - Track: Action Floor Systems LLC

Locker/Shower - Flooring: Key Resin Co. - Key Quartz Resin

Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions: General Partitions Mfg. Co.

Locker/Shower - Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp.

Pools - Bulkheads: Chemtrol, Div. of Santa Barbara Control Systems

Pools - Chemical Control Systems: Duramax

Pools - Dehumidifiers: Innovent Air Handling Equipment

Pools - Diving Boards: Durafirm

Pools - Filtration Systems: Nemato Corp.

Pools - Gutters: Sta Rite

Pools - Heaters: Thermal Solutions

Pools - Ladders/Grab Bars: Paragon International

Pools - Lane Markers: Dal-Tile Corp.

Pools - Sanitization Systems: Stenner/Chemtainer/Chart/TEK/Hanovia

Architect Of Record

Moody Nolan
Columbus, OH

Design Architect

Moody Nolan
Columbus , OH

Aquatic Engineer

St. Louis, MO

Landscape Architect

MKSK Studios
Columbus, OH

Structural Engineer

Korda/Nemeth Engineering, Inc.
Columbus, OH

MEP Engineer

Korda/Nemeth Engineering, Inc.
Columbus, OH