CYPRESS RECREATION CENTER + ADULT DAY CARE FACILITY
The Township of Woodbridge hired Settembrino Architects to convert an existing HESS Corporation building into a new Township Recreation Center. The existing 12,000 sf single-story brick and pre-manufactured building was previously a Community Recreation Center and most recently used as a training center for the HESS Corporation. The existing building interior renovations include new ceilings and lighting, toilet room renovations, new finishes and the addition of a new commercial kitchen and spectator bleachers. The pre-manufactured building received new metal roofing and siding. The existing brick building received new roofing, windows and doors and new Kalwall canopies for more inviting entry into the facility. With these modifications and a small addition of approximately 1,300 sf, the building reopened as a municipal Recreation Center open to the community.
In addition to its use as a Recreation Center, the Township included a daytime Adult Day Care Facility for developmentally disabled adults in the community. This space occupies approximately 3,300 sf of the building including a small addition to the building with a separate entrance. The self-contained facility was modeled after similar programs found throughout the State of New Jersey for this population. Spaces were incorporated for physical and social activities as well as technology, teaching and administrative areas. A teaching kitchen, accessible shower and laundry area are included to teach life skills to the client.