McAdams Park

The program required relocation of the recreation facilities of an existing park due to the construction of an interstate highway system through the area, and the establishment of a concession structure for a new baseball diamond in the park. Space requirements were for a new swimming pool, wadding pool and corresponding bathhouse facilities, shaded spectator seating areas and shaded swimmer areas. The pool deck itself was set on a three foot earth fill.

The entire pool deck was surrounded about the perimeter with double sandblasted concrete columns that provide structural elements for the bathhouse spectator and swimmer canopy areas and extend to provide lighting elements for redwood members. These benches not only provided seating, but are large enough to accommodate several swimmers who wish to use the top of these benches for sun bathing. The office area is completely glass enclosed, therefore, giving the pool manager visual control of the entire pool. The concession building for the baseball diamond was located several hundred yards to the south of the swimming pool area. A concrete press deck was elevated above the grade level, behind the concession area, under the roof slab to provide the press with an unobstructed view of the baseball diamond. The overhand of the structure provides shelter for the press and for spectators in case of rain.