Crews tore down the Mod basketball pavilion in Meadowcreek Park on Monday. Its structure had been declared unsafe last August. The pavilion and community center at 5333 Berry Creek Dr. were built in 1961, following a design by Raymond Brogniez — the architect of the River Oaks-Lamar Shopping Center and the Sylvan Beach Pavilion.
The parks and recreation department originally planned to replace the pavilion with a larger barrel-vault shade structure, but objections from neighborhood residents triggered a change in plans. The new pavilion will attempt to match Brogniez’s design, but will use 12-in.-by-6-in. hollow metal core arch beams in place of the original’s wooden glulam beams. Officials in charge of the project told Meadowcreek Village residents in February that construction on the replacement structure would begin this October and take 8 months.
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Photos: Dave Martin (top); Jose Rocha (demo)