location
1 Valley Park Drive
Hurricane, WV 25526
site
31,216 SF
completion
2018
cost
$8 Million

The new 31,216 SF Community Center building is the centerpiece of a multi-million dollar renovation to the existing Valley Park in Hurricane, WV.

Site work amenities provided under a separate contract include new baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, playground space and additional parking. The project was constructed for the Putnam County Parks and Recreation Commission with funds supplied by the Putnam County Commission.

The park’s previous community building was torn down to make way for a larger, updated Community Center that includes 7,750 SF of conference space, a commercial kitchen, offices for the Putnam County Parks and Recreation Commission, and offices, locker-rooms, and concessions for the existing wave pool. The meeting rooms can accommodate individual events in three separate rooms, or can be expanded to provide 450 table-seated guests or 1,200 in a standing-room-only configuration. It features the latest technology in internet access, sound, and lighting systems, along with high-end interior finishes, making it a perfect site for conferences and wedding receptions. The full-service commercial kitchen provides cooking and storage facilities for everything from small caterings to multi-day events. At the rear of the facility is a three-tiered concrete activity deck leading visitors to the wave pool.

The exterior design plays off the existing Commons Building, which incorporates stone accents, wood siding, and multi-sloped roofing around a floor plan that emphasizes the internal components. The Community Center entrance is highlighted by a large, exposed-wood truss bearing on tall, battered stone columns. These wood beams are featured at all entrances and carry into the meeting room prefunction to provide a fully-exposed, open wood structure. The majority of the building perimeter is brick veneer with the taller meeting room and entrance separated by cast-stone banding. The more detailed façades for the prefunction space and office blocks feature punched windows set in horizontal wood siding with a stone veneer wainscot, which gives the building a lodge-like feel. Sloped, standing seam metal roofing highlights the more visible portions of the building, while flat roofs cover the support spaces.

location
1 Valley Park Drive
Hurricane, WV 25526
site
31,216 SF
completion
2018
cost
$8 Million