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Hirsch Recreation Center


Much needed improvements to a safe space in a tough Cincinnati neighborhood.

Project Type: Recreation Center
Client: Cincinnati Recreation Commission
Construction Cost: $3,000,000
Square Footage: 26,500 SF


The Hirsch Recreation Center is in the heart of the Avondale neighborhood in Cincinnati. The center offers a variety of recreational, sports, art, fitness and educational activities which meet the needs of the community. Constructed in 1970, this beacon of the Avondale community needed to be brought up to current standards, including a full renovation of and expansion to added much needed recreation space, windows, kitchen, entry and lobby and daycare spaces.

KZF Design provided full architecture and engineering services for a complete renovation and expansion of the Hirsch Recreation Center in Avondale, Ohio. The $3M project included a 17,000 SF renovation and 6,700 SF expansion, including a new HVAC system to increase energy efficiency and reduce operating costs.