Client: Parks and Recreation Dept., City of West Saint PaulLocation: West Saint Paul, MN Status: In Progress
Located in the northern part of West Saint Paul, Harmon Park is one of the city's oldest residential parks dating from the 1920s and largest with almost 11 acres of space. HCM Architects and SRF Consulting were commissioned by the City of West Saint Paul to renovate Harmon Park which had not been updated since 1987. The city plans to redevelop the four existing ball fields on site in a new pinwheel configuration that will allow for simultaneous full usage for youth teams. The fields will also have perimeter fencing, dugouts, bleacher seating and irrigation.
The renovation will also include a new concessions building located at the ball fields, a new warming shelter building for winter sports and a new community building with public meeting and office space. All three facilities will have public restrooms located within. The design of the buildings lends to a traditional style that mimics the surrounding residential context but also has simple modern elements such as angled bay windows, extended roof lines and exterior arbor structures. The facade pallet is consistent among all three buildings and also remains traditionally classic with burnished stone base at the walls, linear wood panel siding and trim that uniquely wraps the buildings.
HCM Architects looks forward to the final completion of the Harmon Park renovation! We would like to recognize the efforts of our additional project partners also; Emanuelson-Podas Consulting Engineers and Mattson Macdonald Young Structural Engineers.