PIONEER PARK PAVILION
A true source of community pride, this structure is home to weekly farmers markets, dances, civic meals and many other activities. The liveliness of the pavilion is further enhanced by a street side restaurant and outdoor dining canopy.
This facility serves as the southern book end to Puyallup’s outdoor living room, Pioneer Park. The urban design approach was to open the building’s transparent north façade to the park and the sheltered transparent south façade to the adjacent street to allow vendors’ vehicles the ability to occasionally back up, over reinforced grass pavers, to this façade. The eastern brick mass of the restaurant addresses Puyallup’s historic commercial street and the west curving brick façade honors the brick massing of the new public library to the west. The building’s north façade is also organized to serve as a backdrop and stage set for each summer’s concert in the park series. The income generating potential of this facility is being realized and both the city administration and tax payers are delighted with the results since its completion.
NOTE By TCF Architecture; Ron Thomas was Principal-in-Charge and Lead Designer for this project.