Magic Johnson Park & Community Center
Phase 1A of the Earvin “Magic” Johnson Recreation Area Master Plan is the first of six to completely renovate and expand the existing 104-acre site into a 120-acre recreational area. Integral Group is providing mechanical, electrical and plumbing services for the park’s buildings, as well as electrical utility coordination for the site.
The 20,000 square foot community center features a slanted roof across a divisible, multi-modal community space. The owner did not want any AV equipment racks on the floor, only a single equipment room controlled from a single control touch panel in each space. Creating such a seamless, centralized system demanded a high level of coordination between Integral’s technology, MEP designers, manufacturers, and the installation team. The integrated design resulted in no visible wires, speakers masked cleanly into existing architectural elements, electric screens nested into the ceiling, and the single touch panel as the only user contact point with AV equipment.
The 22-acre core of the park also includes a wedding pavilion, an outdoor amphitheater, and a civic plaza. Additional amenities will include a sculpture garden, reflecting pool, splash pad, picnic shelters, a children’s play area, entry gate and kiosk, parking, and walking trails.