A sports based recreation facility can significantly enhance the quality of life in a community. Activities held within these facilities can encourage participation, promote health and well-being, and foster a sense of community and togetherness. Today with crime and obesity being increasingly troublesome in the US a space focused on athletics, health, and wellness would allow for kids to have a plethora of activities to do after school and on weekends. There they can make friends, learn about health, and stay off of the streets. Sports and recreation can demonstrate and contribute to the sustainable use of natural resources. They can help to directly reduce social exclusion and disaffection. Sports contribute to local and national economic vibrancy. Physical activity contributes to peoples’ perceptions and experience of well-being and sense of attachment to their surroundings. The foundations of life-long health and sporting excellence lie in early opportunities for taking part in sport and active recreation. The goal of this project will be to incorporate the community and the environment into a sustainable sports-related facility. Keeping mechanical costs low is vital to its success. A center that will engage the people of Norwalk would be extremely helpful, especially for kids, teens, and young adults.
Arthur, Joshua, "Community Connections: Relief through Athletics" (2018). Architecture Theses. 116.