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Lake Front Pavilion – Prior Lake, MN

Set within a large recreation area consisting of rolling hills, small lakes and big woods of maple, oak and birch typical of southern Minnesota, this simple 2,400 square foot pavilion provides shelter from the elements and serves as a focal point for park patrons. This multipurpose facility includes accommodations for concessions, restrooms, meetings and group gatherings in a semi-rustic setting overlooking a small lake. Two fireplaces enhance its use as a warming house for ice skating, cross country skiing and other winter activities. Sustainable design strategies such as natural daylighting, non-toxic finishes and energy efficient building systems were incorporated into the design.