Today, Lad Lake is still guiding growth on its original 367 acres of land, providing 24-hour treatment and counseling adolescents.
Oconomowoc Community Center
Oconomowoc Department of Parks and Recreation | Oconomowoc, WI
Existing city facilities could no longer support services and programs offered to residents by the Department of Parks and Recreation. A new facility was needed.
The selected site on the shores of Lac LaBelle at the western gateway to downtown offered the potential not only to provide for support of programs, but the opportunity to create a facility that strengthened that “gateway” location for all who would enter the commercial area.
Groth Design Group was engaged to work in collaboration with J. H. Findorff and Sons (Construction Manager) to plan and design a new 20,000 SF facility to house the offices of the DPR, multi-use classrooms, fitness areas, concessions and dining area to serve the beach area and adjacent city park, and spaces for large public gatherings.
large group gathering spaces
GROTH Design Group worked with Pathfinders to remodel their existing 15,000 SF building and create new exterior points of entry.
The bandshell design was inspired by the various historical elements throughout the town, such as the classic stone buildings and the steel train bridge.