SWA’s design for this community resource improves upon part of a 56-acre master plan with a civic center campus set within a beautiful park, and an added public outdoor commons. The pedestrian-friendly commons weaves new buildings together with mature trees and an outdoor living space linking together a community center, an aquatics center, and a future library and cultural arts center. This latter portion of the project features a bocce ball court, public art, fire tables and fire pits.
The outdoor living space features a sweeping promenade with a central plaza and a splash fountain, small stage and café, outdoor lounges, bocce court, and Veterans Grove — a flexible event lawn with picnic and BBQ amenities. The Veterans Grove will honor the 9,200 veterans and 750 active guard and reserve military service personnel who live in Elk Grove.
The Elk Grove Community Center landscape is carefully orchestrated to preserve existing Oak trees and provide space for outdoor events, as well as lounge and craft terraces amongst the trees in a new, garden-like setting.