Construction Begins on Lake Oswego Recreation and Aquatics Center

A long-awaited recreation and aquatics center is one step closer to fruition for residents of Lake Oswego. Mayer/Reed joined City leaders, community members and design and construction team representatives to celebrate the start of construction at the March 15 groundbreaking event.

The site affords space for a stormwater treatment pond surrounded by a small meadow and native plants to enhance use by wildlife. Rendering by Scott Edwards Architecture.

Set to open in summer 2024, the Lake Oswego Recreation and Aquatics Center will offer strong indoor/outdoor connections within the park-like public golf course setting. Mayer/Reed and Scott Edwards Architecture worked together to design a nature-inspired community asset that incorporates indoor aquatic and recreation amenities with several outdoor social spaces. Art and gardens will welcome visitors in the entry forecourt and four distinct plaza and courtyard spaces will allow activities to extend outside of the building.  

The main plaza has terraced seating for activities such as small concerts and other public events. An adjacent remodeled rental facility for private events features an outdoor reception courtyard with views of the golf course. Rendering by Scott Edwards Architecture.
With terraced seating, the main plaza accommodates performances and other public activities. An adjacent remodeled event facility features a reception courtyard with views of the golf course. Rendering by Scott Edwards Architecture.

Triplett Wellman is leading the construction of the $46 million project.

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Posted March 08, 2023
Written by: Mayer/Reed
Categories: IN THE STUDIO