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Sports & Recreation Planning and Design

Vibrant Spaces for Active and Healthy Living

Whether it’s ballparks or city parks, gymnasiums or ice rinks, campgrounds or bike trails, organizations rely on us to plan and design active spaces because of our proven track record creating all sorts of venues that lead to fun, fulfillment, and healthy lifestyles. From large-scale master plans to modest improvements, every project we undertake receives the full attention and passion of our planning and design team. We guide you through a planning process that is collaborative and inclusive, ensuring that your vision, goals, and priorities inform your project from start to finish.

Sports & Recreation Planning & Design - User Group Meetings

Kickoff meeting, user group meetings

We gather information about your organization, processes, facilities, issues, budget, and goals for the project.

  • Assemble users and stakeholders
  • Gather input, discuss big picture goals
  • Develop a design schedule
  • Set up periodic meetings for each critical project stage
Sports & Recreation Planning & Design - Concept Development

Concept development

We coordinate the process and develop design concepts.

  • Create and present multiple design ideas
  • Gather feedback from stakeholders
  • Discuss pros and cons of various options
  • Refine designs based on input
  • Review with user groups and stakeholders
Sports & Recreation Planning & Design - Renderings

Final design: renderings, plans, and costs

After collecting input from multiple stakeholder meetings, interviewing staff, and reviewing the previous designs efforts, we create a final design with a detailed construction estimate incorporating the site, building, and utilities.

  • Create photo realistic renderings showing materials, lighting, and sight lines
  • Draft construction documents
  • Generate construction cost estimates
Sports & Recreation Planning & Design - Construction Administration

Construction administration

Our architects, engineers, and project managers will be with you from start to finish. We’ll help you assemble the right construction team and ensure design intent is achieved throughout the project. The multi-discipline nature of our team allows us to come up with creative solutions to complex problems when they arise. Innovative design strategies can save thousands of dollars during construction.

  • Assist with contractor selection
  • Oversee bidding and construction
  • Represent you throughout construction
  • Coordinate all disciplines on site: Architectural, Civil engineering, Structural engineering, Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering, Land surveying
  • Conduct punch list and warranty reviews
Brian Gruber, Head Baseball Coach, Minnewaska High School
Brian Gruber
Minnewaska Area High School
Head Baseball Coach

“The partnership with Widseth was tremendous. It was easy to work with them and I felt like they truly cared about our project. I’d do a project with you guys again anytime.”

Watch Videos About Our Sports & Recreation Design Projects

Turf replacement, pool additions, new grandstands – we’ve done it all. Our architects and engineers design sports projects that are as tough and durable as the athletes they host. We also design inclusive recreational projects that bring communities together.


Featured Sports & Recreation Projects

Tink Larson Field
Minnewaska Baseball Stadium
Century High School Pool Addition

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