The Venue and Pavilion at Madison Avenue Central Park
The City of Derby has a new addition – and for residents, it’s literally a walk in the park. The Madison Avenue Central Park is the perfect destination for a picnic with the family, playtime with the kids or a gathering in the Venue.
In addition to providing engineering services for both the Venue and Pavilion buildings (electrical, heating/cooling, sound system, security and plumbing), PEC also designed site amenities such as foot bridges, retaining walls, and site lighting/sound.
Central Park will host a variety of community events such as farmers’ markets, craft shows, tree lighting ceremonies – plus much more. A major asset of Central Park is the secret garden – a secluded place for a peaceful park experience complete with a patio, an outdoor hearth, a trellis and mood lighting/music.
“This park is something Derby can use to their advantage to show people that they are investing in quality of life for their citizens,” said PEC Mechanical Engineer, Shaun Conway.
The park will be accessible all year long, but the climate controlled Venue and Pavilion buildings will probably be preferred by most during weather extremes.
The Venue building was repurposed as a large event space with support rooms and meeting rooms. It was originally an old school building. The newly constructed Pavilion building has large glass doors that can be opened or closed, depending on the weather. Both buildings will be available to host different events such as weddings, receptions, parties and group gatherings.
Doubling as a beautiful wedding venue, the Central Park offers space for indoor and outdoor weddings year-round. Both the Venue and the Pavilion are available to rent for ceremonies and receptions. The Venue offers a bride’s room, serving kitchen and flex space with seating occupancy of up to 692, while the Pavilion seats up to 430 guests.
“The park offers so many great features – there’s definitely something for everyone there and the client is pleased,” said PEC Electrical Engineer, Chris Vail.
For recreation, Central Park features a playground, a splash pad, two picnic coves, an amphitheater and much more. The park is all-inclusive – so all kids, including those with disabilities are able to participate in park activities.
“Throughout the design process we had meetings that were open to city employees and Derby residents,” said Conway, “One thing that made this a fun project was seeing how the community was able to be involved in the process from the very beginning.”