The new Marlow Heights Community Center will be the result of a long-awaited parks investment project for Prince George’s County, transforming an existing recreation site to maximize amenities for the local community. The proposed 22,500 square foot center will be a larger facility to replace the existing building, and will include a gymnasium, fitness area, and several multi-purpose spaces. The intention is for the building to adapt to programmatic needs based on a planned stakeholder engagement process, allowing for local community voices to inform core elements of the design. Key to the design development will be the siting of the new building that will allow for the existing community center to remain open during construction, and will eventually provide more outdoor space for park amenities such as sports courts, a playground, and aquatics play areas. In addition, the new center will promote community welfare through healthy and energy efficient spaces, with the goal to be net-zero ready upon completion

The new Marlow Heights Community Center will be the result of a long-awaited parks investment project for Prince George’s County, transforming an existing recreation site to maximize amenities for the local community. The proposed 22,500 square foot center will be a larger facility to replace the existing building, and will include a gymnasium, fitness area, and several multi-purpose spaces. The intention is for the building to adapt to programmatic needs based on a planned stakeholder engagement process, allowing for local community voices to inform core elements of the design. Key to the design development will be the siting of the new building that will allow for the existing community center to remain open during construction, and will eventually provide more outdoor space for park amenities such as sports courts, a playground, and aquatics play areas. In addition, the new center will promote community welfare through healthy and energy efficient spaces, with the goal to be net-zero ready upon completion

Client: Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Location: Marlow Heights, Maryland

Discipline: Community Spaces

Completion: 2023

Size: 22,500 SF

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