Beardsley Project at Green Lakes State Park Receives APWA Design Award

Beardsley Architects + Engineers is pleased to announce that the West Beach Bathhouse project at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, NY, has been selected by the American Public Works Association to receive a 2023 Structures/Facilities Project of the Year Award from the Central New York branch. The award recognizes public works projects that exhibit exemplary partnerships between the owner, architects and engineers, and the contractor.

Sited to provide direct access to the beach, the new west beach bathhouse is divided into two separate wings, with the men’s and women’s restrooms in separate wings on either side of the building, along with two gender-neutral accessible family restrooms. A covered walkway connects the two wings, creating an easy walking path for patrons to access the beach from the parking lot. The open covered walkway also provides views of the beach and Green Lake beyond. Skylights allow sunlight into the space, brightening what might otherwise feel dark and cavernous.

In keeping with the architectural style of other buildings throughout the Park, the building’s exterior is finished with board and batten siding and stone accents. The building’s physical footprint and massing were chosen to align with that of a historic bathhouse from the early 20th century, which was constructed in almost the same location.

The bathhouse is designed to be accessible year-round, with in-slab heating provided in the colder months and adequate ventilation provided in the summer months. The building will serve as the only major restroom facility available to the Park that will remain open in the winter.

Site improvements include new walkways, parking areas, and a paved walkway around the perimeter of the beach.