This proposed project is essential to the continuing wellness opportunities for students. The Outdoor Center will provide a site for students to be able to check out and use recreational equipment, ranging from baseballs to tents. The facility also allows Campus Recreation staff to properly monitor, clean, repair and identify for replacement the inventory of equipment. The facility will also include a meeting room for training individuals and organizing activities. A part of the equipment inventory is the canoe rental operation. This function requires protected storage of the canoes as well as a secure â??penâ?? for pick up and drop off. The High Ropes Course and accompanying pavilion will be used recreationally and for team building exercises in a safe and monitored environment. And with any function, a modest amount of parking will be required to accommodate participants.
The scope of design work includes, but may not be limited to:
1.Engage an A/E firm to design an Outdoor Center that will include:
a.Equipment check out area with office space
b.Equipment storage/cleaning area
2.Provide design for a High Ropes Challenge Course, with lighting
3.Provide a design for a canoe storage pen, with lighting
4.Provide a design for a gravel parking lot, with lighting
5.Prepare plans and specifications for said improvements and upgrades.
Design firms interested in submitting their qualifications should have demonstrated knowledge and experience with these types of recreation support projects. This work is estimated to be approximately $2,000,000. The architects and their consultants will be responsible for developing a complete project budget as their design progresses.
Illinois State University at Uptown Crossing
1220 Campus Box
100 South Fell Avenue, Suite D
Normal, IL 61790
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