Posted by on Jul 25, 2013

4807 Clyde Park Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

The Kent Count Parks Department is in the business of providing great “outdoors” to citizens of Kent County. One of the few interior spaces they manage is the clubhouse at Kaufman Golf Course. This course is a favorite public space for golfing, walking and winter cross-country skiing. The environs were far nicer than the clubhouse so there was pressure to upgrade the amenity for expanded use.

Independent clubhouses have the challenge to be a point of transaction, a food service venue, a retail store, a lounge and a locker room. All those elements needed to be represented in Kaufman’s tiny footprint but in a proportion and adjacency that made the most sense to operations.

Centered off the food service venue, the pieces came together to create a great spot. Greatest improvements and favorite elements include the upgraded restrooms, the open lounge area, the new decorative lighting package and the cleanup of the historic stone fireplace.

A year later, r.o.i. Design helped Kent County Parks with the upgrade of their Wabasis Lake Park Welcome Center.