Esplanade Riverfront Pavilion Planning Project

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has initiated a planning process to develop a design concept for a new riverfront, multi-purpose pavilion in the area of the Lee Pool. Built in 1951, the Lee Pool has been closed since the 1990s, and the property is now used by DCR park operations staff and by DCR partners the Esplanade Association and Hill House. DCR has hired a project team led by Maryann Thompson Architects, who will examine the existing buildings and site, develop conceptual design alternatives, and develop a schematic design.   

At this public meeting, DCR will present three design options for the new pavilion and the surrounding landscape. The previous public meeting helped define the program for the building, which includes public amenities such as restrooms, a community room, outdoor covered space, a green roof terrace, indoor recreational courts/event venue, and administrative and operations areas for DCR and partners. The goal of the meeting will be to select the preferred option to be developed into a schematic design.

Due to fire code restrictions, the venue can accommodate 150 attendees; accordingly, if you plan to attend, please RSVP here.