Polson Park is an important destination park in Vernon, featuring a host of amenities and activities. The Polson Park Pavilion is one critical facet of the commitment of the City of Vernon to upgrade and enhance the park. The pavilion provides much-needed washrooms, concession, and storage space, as well as creating an outdoor but covered stage area for community gatherings and events. The pavilion’s rich wood and bright colours reflect well its setting of lush vegetation and inject a sense of delight and warmth, particularly in winter months.
Durability is a key concern in structures of this type, and wood met the client’s requirements in this regard. It features prominently in the material palette for the building, along with concrete, steel and glass. The roof structure is comprised of 38-mm deep steel roof decking supported by 254mm x 343mm glulam joists at variable spacing. For the southern overhang and the exposed roof to the north over the outdoor stage, the roof joists are splayed out and span up to 9 metres. These are in turn supported by a combination of glulam beams, reinforced concrete beams and reinforced concrete masonry walls.
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