One of seven schools and a park and recreation center developed for the Los Angeles Unified School District as part of its plan to reduce overcrowding in area schools, Corona Park Recreation Center was designed by Clerkin & Clerkin Architects.
This community recreation facility includes a multipurpose room, art room, staff break room, storage area, office, and four restrooms. Site work also included two basketball courts, a handball court, volleyball court, playground, and site landscaping.
Developed under the Education Code 17406 Lease/Leaseback program, Garfield’s innovative financing plan provided the District with the most advantageous capital structure while enabling development team selection based on best value rather than lowest bid.
The eight developments were managed concurrently in eight locations with eight distinct designs by eight separate architects, including interface with eight owner representatives, eight separate builder project staffs and more than 200 subcontractors.
The developer’s experience and expertise ensured ultimate success of this highly visible and important project in LAUSD’s building program. They did a superb job.
— Jim Cowell, Deputy, Chief Facilities Executive, Los Angeles Unified School District (2004 – 2007)