Moore Central Park
Services provided on this project:
Landscape Architecture Overview:
The evolution of the City of Moore is rich with historical significance and cultural meaning. The railroad industry is the foundation upon which Moore was established. The BNSF Railroad maintains a very active set of double tracks that form the eastern border of the Park site. The critical importance of the railroad industry to the City of Moore is interpreted throughout the Park, subliminally and literally. The long range master plan for Moore Central Park cohesively incorporates major program elements. Funding was approved by voters in a November 2012 Bond Referendum, to include a community center, outdoor aquatics center, amphitheatre, farmer’s market, accessible playspace, and trails throughout the Park.
The Station at Central Park is a 53,000-square-foot Recreation Center that encourages healthy lifestyles while fostering an environment for strong, community-focused activities and interactions. The architectural character and detailing of the facility embody forms and materials common in early railroad stations and depots. Patrons have access to two full-sized gymnasiums, a fitness area with over 70 pieces of equipment, an indoor running track, cycling studio, multiple group exercise rooms, locker rooms, over 3,000 SF of flexible meeting room spaces with adjacent catering kitchen, and on-site child watch services.
Master Planning Overview:
The long range master plan for Moore Central Park cohesively incorporates major program elements. Funding was approved by voters in a November 2012 Bond Referendum to support a community center, outdoor aquatics center, amphitheater, farmer’s market, accessible playspace and trails throughout the Park. The Referendum-funded improvements are prioritized as Phase 1 of the Park master plan implementation with future phases started as funding becomes available.
- CLIENT: Moore, OK
- COMPLETE: April 2016
- ASLA Central States - Merit Award - 2014
- ASLA Iowa Chapter - Merit Award - 2013
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Parks & Recreation,
"Throughout the project RDG staff was responsive to the City’s needs and thorough in their evaluation of design alternatives for the Park. RDG’s attention to detail and consistent cost management during the early stages of design allowed the City to make informed decisions that best utilized public dollars for the project."
- Todd Jenson, Assistant City Manager