Livonia Community Recreation Center

Feasibility Study + Design

The Livonia Community Recreation Center has definitely made a mark on the community it serves. Designed in a modernist style with contemporary materials and colors, the center is a reflection of the community’s automobile heritage. This 130,000-s.f. center is one of the largest of its kind in the United States.

The center includes a leisure pool with a lazy river and indoor waterslide, separate eight-lane-by-25-meter competitive lap pool, fitness area, climbing wall, large two-court gymnasium and auxiliary (MAC) gym, walk/jog track, gymnastics room, aerobics room, classrooms, senior lounge, and childcare area.


Images by Laszlo Regos Photography.

Project at a Glance


Livonia, Michigan


City of Livonia

Architect of Record

Neumann/Smith Architecture


$30 Million (Hard & Soft Costs)


130,000 s.f.



Awards & Features

  • 2005 Outstanding Facility Design Award, Michigan Recreation & Park Association
  • 2004 Design Award of Excellence, American Institute of Architects Michigan Chapter
  • 2004 Innovative Architecture & Design Award, Recreation Management
  • 2004 Honor Award for Excellence in Masonry Design, Masonry Institute of Michigan

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