Key Recreation center Roof Replacement



Project Name: Key Recreation Center Roof Replacement

Department: Parks & Recreation

Start Date: 7/01/2023

End Date: 12/31/2024


Key Rec Center serves as a contributing structure to the Charlottesville Downtown architectural fabric. It houses a public Recreation Center and operations for the Downtown Ting Pavilion.

Key Rec Center utilizes a compilation of slate and flat membrane roofing systems totaling just over 10,000sf. A 2018 roofing assessment performed by Grimm & Parker Architects (attached) indicated that the slate portion of the roof (the bulk of this roof) is in poor condition and should be replaced within 5 years (CY 2023). This project contemplates replacement only of the slate portion of the roof.

A 2013 project was undertaken to extend the service life of the slate roof. And, it did. However, the roof assessment team estimated in 2018 that, at that time, there were several hundred slate shingles which require replacement. Things have not improved since then. Some slate is now becoming dislodged and may present hazardous conditions. The existing slate roof area of the building is now experiencing some leaking conditions which may hamper Parks & Rec programming and service delivery.


Chapter 9 : Community Facilities and Services

Goal 3. Government/Public Facilities

Improve and maintain City government facilities to continue to provide safe, accessible, modernized public facilities and places of employment.

Goal 12. Parks and Recreation (Upgrades)

Upgrade existing park and recreation infrastructure to current standards and address the value and uses of natural areas.

Goal 14. Parks and Recreation (Best Practices)

Adopt and maintain customized park and recreation facility standards that support a livable community and perform consistent maintenance on all parks and recreation facilities.


Objectives - This project contemplates replacement only of the slate portion of the roof.

Status - In Design using FY23 funding

Cost Estimate

Operating Impacts

Operating impacts to be determined in the future.