Construction recently began on the new Reed and Grant Sports Park in Santa Clara, California, an 8.7-acre recreation facility including athletic fields, a playground and a multipurpose building.
The design fits five soccer fields—each a different size to accommodate different age groups—on a wedge-shaped site in an industrial zone. A 3,800-square-foot multipurpose building creates a main entry for the park, as well as space for other recreation activities for the community.
"We wanted the design of the sports park to serve the community's needs," says Arash Izadi, Associate Principal at LPA. "The facility will allow sporting and community events to be integrated with the neighborhood, creating a safe, sustainably-designed, easy-to-access environment for the community."