The field house at the Park View playground as it neared completion on September 8, 1932
Late yesterday, I received a list from the Department of Parks and Recreation that gives some insight into where things stand with the planned renovations to the historic field house at the Park View Recreation Center, as well as the scope of work that is to be undertaken.
Preserving, renovating, and putting the field house back into community use has been among my community priorities. I believe that restoring the structure and having it available for community use continues the progress we have already seen at Park View Recreation, and makes the playground much more flexible in supporting multiple groups using the center.
Funds to renovate the field house were a result of my testimoney on March 29, 2013, at the DPR Budget hearings. Councilmember Graham briefly attended the hearing to lend his support for continuing the work already begun at Park View and announced the appropriation of $400,000 to renovate the structure on May 8, 2013.
Below is a list of what to expect with the Park View field house renovation in the coming months.
Queen Quinn Evans Architects has been retained to develop construction drawings for the renovation;
Queen Quinn Evans, DGS, DPR and HPO have been in communication in an effort to coordinate historical architectural details to make sure they are properly incorporated in the drawings;
- Once drawings are complete, they will need to be submitted to HPO for review and approval. It is anticipated that drawings will be submitted to HPO by late October;
- The general scope of the work will consist of:
- the removal of the porch enclosure to restore building’s historic integrity;
- Restoration of exterior windows and doors;
- Restoration of exterior brick;
- Relocation of mechanical and electrical closets;
- A new ADA compliant restroom;
- Replacement of the roof;
- Restoration of the interior stair case; and,
- Installation of new finishes such as flooring, walls, light fixtures, etc
- Upon HPOs approval, DGS will bid out the construction work to a general contractor for the construction and restoration.
I’m very excited about this and will share additional information as it becomes available.