Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), Joy Evans Therapeutic Recreation Center, Washington, DC
The Joy Evans Therapeutic Recreation Center has a rich history of providing recreation and athletic programs for residents of all ages, including adaptive programs and facilities for persons with disabilities. Originally constructed in 1977, the building has aged to the point where it no longer meets the spatial or performance requirements for the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and needs to be replaced.
MGAC is providing project management services for the renovation and repurposing of the center. The scope includes improvements to the therapeutic pool, locker room, activity / therapy spaces, kitchen, bathrooms, and lobby / meeting areas, to accommodate a wide variety of user needs.
The adjacent campus will also be renovated for outdoor sports and activities, including new playgrounds for all ages, a splash pad, pavilions, community gardens, sensory gardens, and walking pathways. Once complete, the new facility will serve all ages as the premier therapeutic recreation center in the region.