The CREC Fulfills Goals as "Community Living Room" for Residents
After its summer opening, the Haverford Township Community Recreation & Environmental Center (CREC) continues to be a visible symbol of the township's commitment to its residents' health and wellness. The CREC is also fulfilling Township goals to create a community living room where people of different ages, means and backgrounds blend together. Designed by Kimmel Bogrette, the CREC is a dramatic and fitting addition to a park and nature preserve developed on a 160-acre portion of the former Haverford State Hospital site.The 35,000-square-foot Center was designed as an indoor and outdoor environmental lab and includes geothermal heating/cooling, bioswales, rain chains and recycled materials, as well as interactive energy consumption displays and nature labs for environmental education. The Township is anticipating a LEED Gold Certification of the building.