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.