Havert L. Fenn Center
St. Lucie County
The Havert L. Fenn Center has met the growing need for a new community recreation center and a special needs facility during hurricane season in St. Lucie County. This facility serves as a community recreation center for county residents the majority of the time, converting to an emergency special needs shelter for the elderly during hurricane season and times of evacuation. The center, which was built to withstand winds of up to 180 mph, includes a triple gymnasium for NCAA sports competitions with seating for 2,000 spectators, offices for the Parks and Recreation Department and 4 multi-purpose rooms. During a hurricane evacuation the center can accommodate 500 evacuees, 238 staff members, 6 law enforcement offices, with sleeping, cooking, laundry and support facilities and EMS Triage capabilities.