Buckwalter Community Center
and Skate Park
Bluffton • South Carolina
The new 21,500 SF community center provides two full court basketball courts, retractable bleachers, locker rooms, and administrative offices. The Center is part of Buckwalter Regional Park, which includes soccer fields, baseball/softball fields, a skate park, weights and exercise room, courts for various sports and multi-purpose rooms. Clerestory walls allow for maximum natural light. Mechanical systems were designed to accept generator back-up to power the facility in emergency situations. Another feature includes exposed spiral ductwork. Structurally, 100-foot clear span trusses provide for a column free interior space in the gym.
The new Buckwalter Skate Park is a 13,000 SF recreational skateboard park and pavilion. This design-build effort with Beaufort County represents a fully customized concrete skate park for all skill levels and included custom steel rails, bowls, ramps and stairs. The Skate Park also involved additional site drainage as well as a recreational shaded free-standing pavilion structure.