The Kodet Team worked with the Park District to replace six existing buildings with four restrooms buildings and a boat rental building. The restrooms and boat rental are constructed of low-maintenance, durable materials. The new larger boat rental better meets the needs of this popular service. Baker Park now hosts 24 gender-neutral restrooms, most of which are fully accessible.
The Baker Park Recreation Area is a part of the Three Rivers Park District located on Lake Independence in Maple Plain, Minnesota. The Kodet Team worked with the Park District to replace six existing building with four restrooms buildings and a boat rental building. The restrooms and boat rental are constructed of low maintenance, durable materials. The new larger boat rental better meets the needs of this popular service. Baker Park now hosts 24 gender-neutral restrooms.
Several elements of year-round buildings can be omitted when a building is only used during the warmer months of Minnesota. Baker Park locks down restrooms and blows out the pipes during the off-season. The buildings do not have insulation in the walls or roof and a simple mechanical system keeps the rooms and attic cavity vented. Three restrooms have a small heater for minimal heating during the extended spring and fall season. No other building required any heating.
With the goal of not having to shut down any part of the park during construction and making sure there would always be enough open restroom buildings, a comprehensive phasing plan to be determined. Kodet worked with Three Rivers Parks District to coordinate a two-phase plan that spaced out construction and demolition of the buildings so no part of the park was left without access to restrooms. Phase One involved building three new buildings that were in the new locations on site. All demolition and building of new buildings in a place of existing one.