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Winter Haven AdventHealth Fieldhouse Receives Award

Posted August 26th, 2020

Winter Haven AdventHealth Fieldhouse Receives Award

The City of Winter Haven recently received the “Build-It” Award from the Heart of Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association for its recently constructed AdventHealth Fieldhouse at Chain of Lakes Park.  This award was presented due to the facilities cutting-edge innovation to provide for the needs of the community while also serving as an economic driver.

The AdventHealth Fieldhouse at Chain of Lakes Park includes a comprehensive redesign of a 69+ acre site owned by the City. In December of 2017, the City engaged a team of consultants including Straughn Trout Architects, Rodda Construction, and Whitehead Construction to begin the renovation of the landmark Chain O’Lakes Complex facility and designed its notable expansion now known as the AdventHealth Fieldhouse at Chain of Lakes Park. With a prime location along U.S. Route 17 and Cypress Gardens Boulevard, it distinguishes a primary gateway to the city and serves as a major regional destination and catalyst for continued public and private development.  The Fieldhouse design is centered around a multi-use gymnasium, a second-floor observation area and track, meeting areas, locker rooms, a double-height entry concourse, concession space, public fitness area, and renovated portions of the existing Complex facility. The new construction added 86,162 square feet to the existing 56,000 square foot original building.  The west side vehicle drop-off drive to enter the Theatre is a dramatic enhancement with a two-story stair and elevator lobby and box office space, which improves accessibility, and includes a new connection corridor.

“It is quite exciting to receive yet another award for significant quality enhancements in the Winter Haven community. The AdventHealth Fieldhouse is already an iconic landmark and destination for local families and athletes from around the world,” said Assistant City Manager T. Michael Stavres who also served as the project manager. “When good projects are recognized and awarded by professional organizations, we know we have really hit the mark of excellence. The Fieldhouse serves as an additional opportunity to enrich the lifestyle of citizens, and we are proud of this accomplishment.”

The AdventHealth Fieldhouse at Chain of Lakes Park is located at 210 Cypress Gardens Boulevard and is open to the public at various hours throughout the week.  To learn about purchasing a membership and for more information please call (863) 268-6733 or go to the link:  https://www.mywinterhaven.com/parks-and-recreation/facilities-parks/fieldhouse-and-conference-center/