Clague Playhouse Ball Fields
The three existing ball fields will be replaced with a new four field complex in a wagon wheel alignment with a restroom / concession stand building in the middle.
These fields will be totally rebuilt from the ground up with drainage as a priority. A new storm sewer will be installed around the perimeter of the park with field tile installed underneath the fields. The manicured contoured fields will also be sloped to drain.
New stands will be installed so the spectators will not miss the action on the field and keep track of all the scoring with new wireless controlled scoreboards for each field. It would not be baseball, without a little snack to watch America’s past time and a snack can be purchased from the concession stand in the center of all fields that is run by volunteer organizations, like Scouts.
Baseball can be long for some of the younger fans so a new playground will be installed near the fields so they can play as their older siblings swing for the fences (disclaimer- no home run fences will be installed).
The restroom building will have the architectural flare of buildings located in the National Parks with exposed timber framing, standing seam metal roof and masonry construction, so they can stand the test of time. However, this is Westlake and not a National Park so all the modern day conveniences will be provided like running water with automated toilets and faucets.
Parking was a problem for both the old fields and the Clague Playhouse. So with this project the parking lot will be expanded along with additional lighting for the riveting evening performances at the Clague Playhouse. The parking lot will be connected to the ball fields with an ADA accessible concrete walkway so spectators can remain on pavement from car to bleachers.
Update: We urge all residents to stay out of the park during this construction phase due to hazards that are inherent with construction, please caution children to keep a safe distance from all equipment and excavation areas. The equipment and work areas can be very dangerous even while not in operation.
Bid Info: Bid was opened on July 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. The low bidder is JL Moore, please see our Bid Tabs for more information.
Westlake Center for Community Services
The Westlake Recreation Center and Park is a special place in the heart of Westlake and with the construction of this project it will create a campus like feeling within the park. The new facility will be located behind the Recreation Center Building closer to Center Ridge Road in the location of the existing tennis courts.
This new 28,000 S.F. freestanding single story building will house both community services and the senior center. The following amenities will be within the building:
- Exterior Serenity Garden
- Multi-Purpose / Art Room
- Equipped Fitness Studio
- Exercise Studio
- Gathering Hall (Dining Hall)
- Administrative Offices
The building is designed around the exterior serenity garden that provides light from floor to ceiling windows and ambiance along with having the main circulation corridor wrap around it. This design also allows for shorter walks for patrons to each of the amenities provided above. Along this circulation corridor will be intimidate seating areas for patrons to gather and chat or play a game of cards while looking out into the serenity garden. Near the lobby will be a café where a patron can grab a coffee or pastry while reviewing the informational brochures along with video screens highlighting all the exciting activities planned in the future. The building will encourage informal gathering to take place as illustrated above in the café or circulation corridor so patrons can feel they can be their without necessarily having a planned activity.
Since the facility will offer so many fun and exciting activities, way finding can be difficult for some patrons. To help with that all public spaces will have digital signs indicating the current activity planned for the space.
The first class amenities for this great facility also carried out into the site, which is evident as you drive up to the building along beautiful landscaping to the porte-cochere for patrons to be picked up or dropped protected from the weather. Ample parking will also be provided and great thought went into circulation of the parking lot along with the goal of providing parking spaces as close to the building as possible. The parking lot is unique in having sidewalks between the aisles to protect pedestrians from vehicle traffic and also providing benches for some patrons to simply rest.
Patrons can enjoy the great outdoors by playing a game of bocce ball on the two courts that will be provided or stroll through the park along the bike trail that will wrap around the building. Some exercise or yoga classes may be moved outside to the patio on those nice weather days. The serenity garden will be a special place with shaded seating and walkways for patrons to use along with the maintenance free natural synthetic turf grass that looks so real you would be shocked it is not.
The social services part of the building will offer a secondary entrance for discretion along with a family waiting room for the social workers or youth coordinators. The enlarged food pantry near this secondary entrance will make food donation drop and pick-up much easier than the existing building.
The new building will allow the Senior and Community Services Department to truly serve the Westlake residents of all ages in a dynamic new setting that is expected to be completed in Spring of 2021.
Bid Info: Bid was opened on September 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. The apparent low bidder is Mike Coates Construction, please see our Bid Tabs for more information.