Olympia Fields Park and Community Center

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Olympia Fields Park and Community Center

The design for this 20 acre park and community center integrates an existing park, a 10 acre former nursery and a series of 19th century farm buildings. Sculpted land forms accommodate rigorous water detention and retention requirements, new recreational activities, and a working windmill that stands as a landmark for the community.

The renovated barn, with selectively cut openings and additions, becomes a new community center for Olympia Fields. The farmhouse becomes the administrative center for the park district, and the milk barn is converted into a new art studio. Together these elements define a new setting which overlooks the cultivated landscape and invests the park with cultural and recreational activities.

Location: Olympia Fields, Illinois
Year: 1994

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The design for this 20 acre park and community center integrates an existing park, a 10 acre former nursery and a series of 19th century farm buildings. Sculpted land forms accommodate rigorous water detention and retention requirements, new recreational activities, and a working windmill

Olympia Fields Park and Community Center

Olympia Fields2 Exterior

Olympia Fields1 Barn

Olympia Optional1 Exterior Cropped 1100

Olympia Fields3 Stormdiagram

Olympia Optional5 Collage