Coconut Creek Community Center
Chris P. Zimmerman, as Vice President and Senior Project Manager for Scharf & Associates, conducted the community input meeting to develop the program requirements for this facility. He then headed up the design team to design the 36,000 square foot, two story, Community Center and extensive park amenities.
The Community Center is comprised of a large, multi-function gymnasium, two large community meeting rooms, senior lounge, teen activity room, fitness center, and staff offices. The two large meeting rooms are equipped with movable wall partitions and the fitness center was located on the second floor and overlooks the gymnasium. The park design includes a skate park, multi-purpose sports court, children’s playground, a special events pavilion, exterior restroom building, picnic shelter, two boat docks and a dog park. The building and site were designed to blend together and promote views through the building to the exterior park areas.
The exterior functions were arranged to create a center open green space that serves as a visual corridor and seating are to the special events pavilion.