Warsaw Parks & Recreation Maintenance Building
Warsaw’s new Parks & Recreation Maintenance Building finished construction in the fall of 2023. The planning and programming started much earlier in the spring of 2019. For a building this size, 8,470 square feet, which is primarily garage and shop space, the schedule might be considered longer than normal. However, its path to construction was anything but normal.
What started as a small 4,000-square-foot replacement for their existing, aging maintenance garage and shop eventually saw the inclusion of an adjacent parks department staff office project, a change in sites due to land purchase negotiation delays with the local utility company, time and funding setbacks due to the pandemic, pandemic related and dramatic cost escalation and supply chain hurdles, and the decision to choose an alternative delivery system to help the City’s funding strategy and project start time. Needless to say, it was not the typical maintenance garage project.
Today the 8,470 Square foot garage and offices house the City of Warsaw Parks & Recreation vehicle and equipment maintenance garage, construction shop, wash bay, tool storage bay, staff locker room, and all staff offices – including a combination training room and staff lounge. With the entire staff in one building and one location, the group has seen noticeable improvements in morale, communication, and efficiency.