Hunt Club Park Community Center

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Hunt Club Park Community Center

Gurnee, Ill. 2007

Project Description

The Gurnee Park District?fs new Hunt Club Community Center offers abundant opportunities for area residents to directly benefit from the facility's programs and amenities.

Its entry is designed to greet visitors with a sense of energy and excitement. The lobby's main focal point is an impressive 24-foot climbing wall, which accommodates classes and group parties for all ages. An adjacent lounge area, complete with soft seating positioned in front of a glass wall looking into the gymnasium, allows viewers to watch activities taking place on the regulation-size hardwood basketball court.

In response to community members, the new facility incorporates two quality and affordable child-care options: one area designed for children ages 3 months to 9 years is located directly off the main lobby, while the Family Activity Room provides an enriching environment for children to participate in supervised games (including the popular Dance Dance Revolution., with a wall-mounted wide-screen monitor and foot pads built into the floor), arts and crafts, and group activities.

The Community Center's upper level features a 4,000-square-foot fitness area with cardio and resistance equipment, as well as free weights. A 1.12-mile elevated track encircles this level, and abundant windows offer runners and walkers glimpses into the gymnasium below.

Project Details

Architect: SRBL Architects; Deerfield, Ill.
INTERIOR DESIGNER : Angelo Design - Algonquin, Ill.
Construction Cost: $6.57 million
Square Feet: 40,777
Occupancy: September 2006

Basketball Backboards/Supports: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Bleachers/Grandstands: Hussey Seating Co.

Climbing Walls: Nicros Inc.

Divider Curtains: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Elliptical Equipment: Precor Incorporated

Entertainment Systems: Cardio Theater

Exercise Balls: SPRI Products Inc.

Floor Finishes: Magee

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Flooring, Aerobics: Connor Sports Flooring

Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Free Weight Equipment: Magnum Fitness Systems

Lighting: Sportlite Inc.

Scoreboards/Timing Systems: Nevco Scoreboard Company

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Metpar Corp.

Sound Systems: Denon Electronics (USA) Inc.

Stair Climbers: Precor Incorporated

Strength Equipment: Magnum Fitness Systems

Surfaces, Basketball: Connor Sports Flooring

Surfaces, Multipurpose: Connor Sports Flooring

Treadmills: Precor Incorporated

Volleyball Nets and Standards: Aalco Manufacturing Co.

Wall Padding: Aalco Manufacturing Co.