Jean R. Packard Occoquan Center

The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA) is adding a 15,350 SF waterfront multi-purpose building and a 3,000 SF large group rental shelter building at Occoquan Regional Park. The new waterfront multi-purpose building addition will replace the existing park office, concession, restrooms, and deck and will feature: park offices, environmental education displays, café, a unique and attractive even rental space, commercial kitchen, and various associated amenities. The new large group shelter will include a 100-space parking lot; ADA accessible connecting walkways and a path to the river; a small pier on the water; and lighting for the parking lot, walkways, and shelter.

Adding a place for events, festivities, and receptions, the new large group shelter will be a place to host all sorts of group activities and outings. NOVA is excited to offer its visitors this new gathering location to improve the overall experience of park. The newly added pier on the water just a short walk from the shelter will also give park guests the opportunity to view the waterfront up close and enjoy a different side of Occoquan Park with varying wildlife and scenery.

Henry Adams’ project scope includes providing green and sustainable mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering design for the distinctive waterfront building and large group rental shelter building. The mechanical design includes HVAC and associated controls. The electrical design includes power, interior/exterior lighting, and lighting controls. 

Additional Information:

LocationLorton, VA
Completion Date
Construction Value $12,000,000
OwnerNorthern Virginia Regional Park Authority
ArchitectGWWO, Inc./Architects
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