Design Guide: Recreation Centers Individual Space Criteria January 1976
4-4 SMALL GROUP ACTIVITIES (continued)
c. TABLE GAME AREAS.
These areas house quiet
(4) Relationships. Locate cards and games
area near pantry and vending and remote from
activities in an informal space that encourages
noise generating activities such as billiards,
informal participation in or observation of card
games, table games, tournaments, meetings,
pingpong, electric games and music practice.
group discussions, classes, reading, or listening
(5) Design Considerations. The need for a
to records or tapes over the sound system.
direct visual link to the outside is not as
(2) Participants. Two or four persons per
important as the opportunity for casual
table. The number of observers varies. 30 or
observation of the transitional area or other
more people may be participating in meetings.
In small facilities, cards and games must be
accommodated in an area that is suitable for
Small game area
Large game area
In facilities larger than 12,700 SF, the card and
15 SF per participant-Lounge
game area can respond more directly to its
20 SF per participant-Table
Figure 4-13 Table Game Area