Design Guide: Recreation Centers Individual Space Criteria January 1976
4-7 SERVICE ACTIVITIES
a. MAINTENANCE AREAS.
(1) Function. To house those activities that
(6) Technical Requirements
comprise the physical maintenance of the
Recreation Center. The activities consist of
delivering supplies and equipment, removing
incandescent utility fixtures
trash, maintaining plumbing, mechanical equip-
ment, parking and maintaining the landscape.
Staff, maintenance and
delivery personnel and patrons.
(3) Size. As required; mechanical rooms to
be sized to meet the needs of the equipment
(d) H V A C
80 SF minimum
100 SF minimum
Service area for kitchen
Air changes 0
Utilities should be lo-
cated near the platform and kitchen loading
areas and common driveway to centralize
service-related activities and to maximize
efficiency of service to the building. Trash
removal for the various activities should occur
at the appropriate loading area.
(g) Critical Dimensions
equipment rooms will be enclosed, securable,
(7) Interior Requirements
and entered only from outside the building.
Loading entrances are required at the platform,
food preparation area, and mechanical equip-
ment room to facilitate maintenance activities
and the loading and unloading of supplies.
Siting considerations based on operational
requirements will govern the placement of
dumpsters for garbage colIection. The location
and orientation of the dumpster will be
compatible with the design characteristics of
the container and the loading vehicle, including
turning and maneuvering radius requirements.
Dumpsters should be located at the rear of a
building, within a service area, or where they
can be adequately screened with planting or
The final configuration and size of the
mechanical equipment room should conform to
an appropriate arrangement of the equipment
actually selected. See illustrative building plans
for utility requirements specifically related to
each size facility.