Griffin Structures served as program and construction manager for the construction, expansion and renovation of the Fullerton Community Center. The new 60,000 square foot community center combined the Fullerton Senior Center, the Boys & Girls Club of Fullerton, and community recreation programs into a single facility. The Community Center’s three wings surround an outdoor courtyard that opens to Amerige Park.
A grand hall, which features a performance stage and audio-visual equipment, can seat up to 500 and serves as a location for performances, receptions, corporate and formal events. The facility also includes a 12,000 square foot gymnasium with spectator seating for 100; a full kitchen; a regulation 25-meter indoor pool; two computer technology instructional centers, one for adults and another for young children; a fully-equipped fitness facility; classrooms for recreation and arts programs; and administrative offices for senior support services.
Sited within the existing Amerige Park, the facility is divided into three wings, one for each of the major activity areas, and is wrapped around an outdoor activity courtyard open to the surrounding park.
The $21.5 million renovation and expansion marked the fulfillment of needs identified through a comprehensive City-wide recreation and senior services needs assessment conducted by Griffin’s Strategic Services team.