Cesar Chavez Community CenterRecreation
The new 34,000 Square Foot Cesar Chavez Community Center is a vital amenity in the City of Phoenix’s 335-acre Cesar Chavez Park, serving the Laveen Community. It offers an indoor gym for basketball, volleyball, badminton, and pickleball, along with an elevated jogging track, yoga/cardio/spin rooms, weight-lifting room, dividable multi-purpose room with a stage and kitchen, teen game room, and administrative space. Joggers on the running track and gym users enjoy stunning views of Alvord Lake and the South Mountains. The facility connects the dog and skate parks, capitalizing on the majestic mountain views.
The Center serves as a cultural hub for the community, showcasing historic photos of Laveen along the running track. At the entrance, a 15-foot aluminum timeline highlights the life and accomplishments of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. The facility is configured so that circulation of individuals and groups is easily managed, channeling people from the central entry to the various activity spaces. With its capacity and versatility, the building enables various activities and events that were previously inaccessible to the community.