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Flagship Facility for Indoor Recreation

Farnsworth Group provided architecture, interiors, civil, MEP, structural and survey services for this new recreation facility for the Champaign Park District. 

The new facility increases the facility size and enables the Park District to increase the amount of recreational opportunities for the stakeholders throughout the area. The Park District was able to attain a $2.5 million state grant from the Park and Recreation Construction (PARC) program. The facility was the District’s first new building in decades. It was constructed of architectural precast concrete panels and features several large glazed openings for natural light and enables views to the beautiful surrounding park.

features include:

  • two high school regulation size basketball courts
  • four cross-courts for basketball
  • four volleyball courts
  • four recreational classroom
  • raised three-lane running/walking/jogging track
  • an indoor playground
  • lounge area
  • staff offices
  • reception area

The facility has earned recognition from Sports Planning Guide as one of the Top 10 Multi-Use Indoor Facilities in Illinois.