Design Guide: Recreation Centers Individual Space Criteria January 1976
4 - 6 REFRESHMENT ACTIVITIES (continued)
c. AMUSEMENT CENTERS.
(4) Relationships. Locate the amusement
(1) Function. Amusement centers provide
center adjacent to and immediately accessible
limited food and beverage service with a large
to the lobby and terrace and near toilet rooms.
area for coin operated skill and pinball
All other areas should be secured from the
machines where a permanent exchange food
amusement center after the Recreation Center
facility is, or will be, available in the immediate
closes. Locate the amusement center away from
area on installations without a training mission.
the active game area.
Activities include consuming food and drinks
primarily pizza and beer and playing games.
Amusement centers differ from snack bars in
that there is a limited menu, usually beer and
Small groups of people
pizza, which requires a smaller dining area and
from 1 to 6 totaling approximately 100-150
preparation space and an increase in the game
(5) Design Considerations. The amusement
center is the second largest activity in area in
27,800 SF Center
the Recreation Center, and although it is an
administratively and physically independent
section except at the lobby, the amusement
center should be visually related to other
12 SF per diner
Figure 4-32 Amusement Center