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Metro Parks of Butler County – River Center


Client: Metro Parks of Butler County
Date: 2018
Services: Architecture, Interior Design
Project Size: 3,400 SF
Components: Welcome Center, Conference Venue, Public Restrooms, Offices, Kitchen, Storage/ Maintenance
Contractor: Turnbull-Wahlert Construction
Project Description: The project consists of an approximate 3,400 SF space containing a conference/ assembly room, welcome center, public restrooms, and two offices for park staff. The facility is a checkpoint along the Great Miami Recreation Trail, a popular cycling route, and is a public amenity to support the adjacent Bicentennial Commons and riverfront. The primary funding source for the project is a capital fund grant from the State of Ohio. The project cost was approximately $1.4 million and was delivered as a design-build project. Water Conservation and other educational opportunities to promote good stewardship of our riparian environments, are infused into the design, including a large rain-garden at the center of the parking lot.