Marc Atkinson Recreation CenterRecreation
The Marc Atkinson Recreation Center provides recreational and meeting spaces for youths, teens and adults within the community. The building is a memorial to Marc Atkinson, the officer who was slain within a mile of the project site. Serving as a recreation building at Kid Street Park, this facility works within a scale that is appropriate to its neighborhood setting and includes a game room, community counseling office, satellite police office, a kitchen and meeting rooms. Large operable doors open the building to the Park, blurring the distinction between indoor and outdoor activity spaces. An insulated, translucent, clerestory provides filtered daylight to the interior throughout the day. A solar louver blocks the hot afternoon sun in the summer months protecting the transparent glazing at the pedestrian level.