Design Guide: Recreation Centers - Individual Space Criteria - January 1976
4-8 OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
(4) Relationships. The terrace should be
(1) Function. The terrace provides space for
located adjacent to the central program area
recreation activities that may occur outside the
and the refreshment area so that it can be used
building during clement weather. Activities
in conjunction with the other activities taking
include dining, drinking, barbecuing, rap
place or as an overflow area.
presentations, conversing, playing
horseshoes, shuffleboard, dancing, etc.
The terrace should also be near the pantry in
order that food may be prepared for barbecues
(2) Participants. Small groups of 1-6 people,
and moved easily to the terrace for cooking.
totaling up to 100 spectators and participants.
Terraces should be oriented to take advantage
of the sun and natural shade to gain maximum
use during the year.
3,000 SF minimum
12,700 SF Center
Considerations. The terrace
3,600 SF minimum
19,800 SF Center
should include a stepped platform to permit
4,200 SF minimum
27,800 SF Center
Figure 4-35 Terrace