Joseph T. St. Lawrence Community


Joseph T. St. Lawrence Community

Ramapo, NY 2007

Project Description

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 Details

Architect: 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.

Bleachers/Grandstands: Sturdisteel

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.