Parks & Public Assembly

Snapshots of the projects noted below are in the following format:

  • Project / Location
  • Rating System / Award Level / Date Certified
  • Spinnaker Services -- e.g., Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling
  • Architect / Owner / Contractor
  • Square Footage  


OB Johnson Park / Hallandale Beach, FL  
LEED NC / Gold / 2/9/2018
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling
Hallandale Beach
43,334 sf

The Spinnaker Group provided LEED Consulting, Building Commissioning and Energy Modeling for this attractive community project. This 280,385 sf community center, playground, concession stand, tennis courts, computer lab, fitness gym, and multi-purpose field for the City of Hallandale Beach was begun in July 2015. It was completed and successfully achieved LEED Gold certification in February 2018. The project ADA Compliant.

John Knox Village New Health Center / Pompano Beach, FL
LEED NC / Gold / 2016
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning
John Knox Village of Florida
124,880 sf

The Spinnaker Group provided LEED Consulting and Building Commissioning for this 124,880 sq ft health center for 144 residents. The project is located in a Continuing Care Retirement Community within a 65-acre campus. The first level has a bistro and rehab facility, and the upper levels have apartments for residents. The project achieved LEED Gold certification in 2016.

Naples Botanical Garden / Naples, FL
LEED NC / Gold / 2/25/2015
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning
Lake Flato / B. Holley - Naples Botanical Garden / Manhattan Construction
13,707 sf

This 35,000-sf expansion of Naples Botanical Garden in Naples helped complete the overall masterplan for the 160-acre site. Achieving LEED for New Construction Gold, the expansion featured adding a visitor's center that included ticketing, retail, exhibit, auditorium, dining and other visitor amenities. The award-winning garden features plants of the Caribbean, Brazil, Southeast Asia, and, of course, Southwest Florida, and incorporates extensive natural areas with developed gardens to create an engaging and varied visitor experience. It's an exceptional venue for education and research, with internationally significant plant collections and a beautiful context for events relating to art and culture. This project become the first significant subtropical public garden constructed in the 21st century.

Golden Isles Park / Hallendale Beach, FL
Tracking LEED Silver
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning
Hallandale Beach
163,885 sf

The Spinnaker Group is providing LEED Consulting and Building Commissioning for this multi-phased park project that is still under construction. The project is tracking LEED Silver. Golden Isles Park will have two basketball courts, two bocce ball courts, a playground, a fitness area, passive open space, picnic shelters, a shade structure, a walking/exercise trail, and a dog park. An adjacent tennis center will, with Golden Isles Park, effectively pull together two separate parks that will share a common architectural theme.

Peter Bluesten Park / Hallendale Beach, FL
Tracking LEED Gold
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning
Hallandale Beach
20 acress

The Spinnaker Group is providing LEED Consulting and Building Commissioning for this multi-phased park project that is still under construction. The project is tracking LEED Gold. This challenging project put a 20-acre former landfill site to productive use. The project includes a new community YMCA recreation building with an indoor basketball court, weight rooms, meeting rooms, administrative offices, restrooms, and lockers and aquatic facilities. Other new park amenities include tennis courts, basketball courts, a multi-purpose sports field, baseball diamonds, racquet ball courts, walking/exercise trails, exercise stations, playgrounds and field house/restrooms.

City of Hallendale Beach BF James Park / Hallendale Beach, FL
LEED NC / Gold / 1/15/2015
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling
Bermello Ajamil / Hallandale Beach / NuJack
3,815 sf

The Spinnaker Group provided LEED Consulting, Building Commissioning and Energy Modeling for this beautiful community project. This 3,815 sf park building was begun in August 2013, and was completed with LEED Gold certification in January 2015. The project features restrooms, two basketball courts, a playground, a swimming pool, multi-purpose spaces, and is ADA Compliant.

Broken Sound Club Fitness and Spa / Boca Raton, FL
LEED NC / Certified / 3/8/2015
Spinnaker Services: Consulting
Peacock and Lewis / Broken Sound Club
32,285 sf

Moore Park Community Center / Miami, FL
LEED NC / Gold/ 5/29/2014
Spinnaker Services: Commissioning
MDC / Pirtle Construction
19,000 sf

The Spinnaker Group provided Building Commissioning for this attractive community project, which achieved LEED Gold certification in 2014. This state-of-the-art venue included construction of a new 3,000 sf daycare facility with an outdoor playground area, and a 16,000 sf community center with offices, workroom, multi-purpose rooms, associated parking and site amenities. The daycare center offers child-care services for a maximum of 45 children with a new outdoor playground area. The project included the renovation of a historic park dating back to its 1930’s glory days, including Orange Bowl games and parades. The goal of the renovation was to create a new town center for the northeast corner of the Allapattah neighborhood. 

Gibson Park / Miami, FL
LEED NC / Gold / 10/29/2012
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning 
C3TS / City of Miami / Recreational Design & Construction
8,211 sf

This 407,350 sf public park site and 8,000 sf park building was begun in December 2010, and was completed with LEED Gold certification in October 2012. The project is notable for its full-size swimming pool, year-round camps and community events, ballfields and picnic areas. The project is ADA Compliant.

Brighton Elder Activity Center / Okeechobee, FL
LEED NC / Gold / 9/6/2012
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling 
Noell Wainwright Architects / M Cypress - Seminole Tribe of Florida
15,198 sf

St. Leo the Great Catholic Church / Bonita Springs, FL
LEED NC / Silver / 1/1/2011
Spinnaker Services: Commissioning
Architecture Inc. / Bandi
52,405 sf

Camp Sawyer / West Summerland Key, FL
LEED v4.1 OM / Gold / August 2019
Spinnaker Services: Pro Bono Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling
10,257 sf

The Spinnaker Group provided pro bono LEED Consulting, Building Commissioning and Energy Modeling for this 10,257 sf, one story amenity facility built on stilts, including sustainable features such as a rainwater harvesting system and a solar photovoltaic system. It was built for the Boy Scouts of America on West Summerland Key. Camp Sawyer, at the Edward B. Knight Scout Reservation, is a nine-acre camp site in the Florida Keys. The project was registered in 2009 with a focus on LEED-NC v2009; however, though many green features were achieved, the owners declined to take the final steps to achieve certification. The project was completed in 2011.

Edgar Mills Community Center / Fort Lauderdale, FL
LEED NC / Silver / 6/8/2011
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling 
IBI Group / Broward County
50,000 sf

Melreese CC / Miami, FL
LEED NC / Gold/ 4/26/2013
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning 
Leo A Daly / City of Miami / Forcon

Skate Free Miami / Lot 11 / Miami, FL
SITES (See More SITES Projects Here)
Spinnaker Services: SITES Consulting
City of Miami / MEP Consulting Engineers
45,000 sf

There has long been a skateboard scene in Miami -- skaters from all over travel to skate the city's unique blend of architecture and tropical landscapes -- and for just as long there has been a gaping hole in its recreational services for skaters. With the opening of the state-of-the-art Skate Free Miami / Lot 11 in November 2019, an inspiring home for skateboarders was born. A first-of-its-kind project for the South Florida region, Skate Free Miami features multiple skate areas catering to all skill levels and styles, including challenging contest courses, bowl and transition sections, a "real street" section, and a flexible beginner's area. The Spinnaker Group provided SITES consulting services for this unique project. SITES certification is given to landscapes, site infrastructure and spaces that demonstrate a high level of environmental and social sustainability. The Sustainable SITES Initiative works for all types of projects with or without a building -- including parks, university campuses and commercial headquarters -- for new construction or major renovation of existing sites. The SITES checklist for the Spinnaker team for Skate Free Miami included registering the project for SITES certification, completing construction, and finalizing operations and maintenance procedures as part of the performance period before submitting for certification. Features of the 45,000 sf project include utilization of a unique "saltwater concrete" with basalt rebar to make the hardscape more resilient to saltwater inundation and sea-spray. The landscape is nearly 100% native and completely drought-tolerant. It is built under the I-95 overpass to repurpose an abandoned city parking lot. The site includes BUG-rated lighting fixtures, remediated soils, efficient irrigation ... and more. 

North Shore Park Restroom & Concession, Miami Beach, FL
Tracking LEED Silver
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling
City of Miami Beach
2,160 sf

The Spinnaker Group is providing LEED Consulting, Building Commissioning and Energy Modeling for this beautiful community project. This 2,160 sf park building was begun in October 2017, and is currently on hold until the end of 2020. The project is tracking LEED Silver as its goal. It features public restrooms and a concession area overlooking the park’s recreational and championship tennis courts. Green features include Light Pollution Reduction, Heat Island Reduction, a 35% Reduction in Portable Water Use, and Quality Views for 75% of all regularly occupied floor areas.
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Coconut Grove Playhouse / Coconut Grove, FL 
Tracking LEED Silver
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling
City of Miami / Arquitectonica
39,615 sf

The Coconut Grove Playhouse is a theatre in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami. The building was originally constructed as a movie theater called the Player's State Theater. It opened on January 3, 1927, as a part of the Paramount chain. The theater has been shuttered since 2006 when the state-owned facility ceased operations. The county took over the property and, in conjunction with Florida International University, commissioned Arquitectonica to be the project architect and to come up with a redevelopment plan for the Playhouse. The Spinnaker Group is providing LEED Consulting, Building Commissioning, and Energy Modeling for the project, which is tracking LEED Silver certification. The renovated playhouse will have 311 seats with supportive areas such as dressing rooms, administrative offices and costume rooms totaling 28,460 sf. Additionally, a new five-story building with 300 parking spaces and 33,580 sf of office space will replace a parking lot adjacent to the theater. Approximately 13,000 sf of existing retail space will be expanded by another 3,175 sf and given a modernized look with large windows. The surrounding community is looking forward to this historic gem being reopened in the near future.