Dunn Pond Park Center Building
Gardner, Massachusetts




Designed for the City of Gardner and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management by Thomas Mayo Associates as the "centerpiece" of the newly refurbished Dunn Pond Park, a component of the Gardner Heritage State Park system, the Park Center Building contains approximately 3,000 square feet and is organized around a two part building program.


The first part of the program is designed for public year-round use: a warming hut for ice skaters and skiers in the winter; an assembly area, swimmers' changing facility, and nature exhibit space for summer visitors. The second portion is devoted to the Park Service, housing offices and a garage / maintenance area for park vehicles and equipment.


The overall design focus for the Dunn Pond Park Center Building, as emphasized by the large deck and major glass areas, as well as material selections, is the visual and functional link between the building's public spaces and the lake-front with its beautiful natural setting and views.






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