JEMA Reenvisions the Park Pavilion

JEMA’s design for St. Charles County Youth Activity Park’s new structure is a re-interpretation of the traditional 18th and 19th Century park pavilion. Like the park pavilions of yesteryear, the YAP pavilion acts as a gateway into the park, but it also is a café, an office and an interior sports and fitness activity center. The 8,000 sq. ft. structure is slated to start construction in the fourth quarter of this year.

The 19th Century park pavilions: a modified and scaled down version of ancient Greek temples.
The YAP Pavilion: a porous ground floor with garage doors activates the space and brings the park into the building.
The YAP Pavilion: an indoor/outdoor place to have biking, climbing, parkour, obstacle courses and special events. It will also feature a café dining area.
JEMA’s YAP Pavilion acts as a portal into the new park. The existing building and the new YAP Center form a new gateway and entry into the park.