CHRISTIAN ACTIVITY CENTER
CHRISTIAN ACTIVITY CENTER
CHRISTIAN ACTIVITY CENTER
CHRISTIAN ACTIVITY CENTER
CHRISTIAN ACTIVITY CENTER
CHRISTIAN ACTIVITY CENTER

CHRISTIAN ACTIVITY CENTER

The park will serve to advance the mission of the Christian Activity Center by providing new recreation opportunities and enhancing the overall wellness of the surrounding community.

BatesForum prepared a master plan for a new park in the heart of downtown East St. Louis, Illinois. The park will serve to advance the mission of the Christian Activity Center by providing new recreation opportunities and enhancing the overall wellness of the surrounding community. It is anticipated that the new park will also become a model for reinventing vacant land in other communities that struggle with urban decay.

The development of a central gathering space complete with an event pavilion, plaza, water feature and play area allow for multigenerational interaction. A band shelter and viewing lawn will give local artists and musicians a new performance venue in which to showcase their talents. Community gardens and a farmer’s market will help to provide healthy food choices for the neighbors of this urban oasis.

*Originally designed by Forum Studio