Good Luck Community Center Feasibility Study

Project Background/Description 

Good Luck Community Center is an existing community center in Service Area 3 in Lanham, Maryland. The center was constructed in 1972 and was most recently renovated in 1990. The 10,300 square foot facility includes a gymnasium, weight room, a kitchenette, and two multi-purpose rooms. Adjacent to the building is Seabrook Park, which includes two tennis courts and one baseball field, a football/multipurpose field, and a playground with 2-5 and 5-12 equipment. As the community center building approaches 50 years of age, the building is likely reaching the end of its useful life, both physically and functionally.

An outdoor park with trees and a fenced-in area on a sunny day

In 2014, M-NCPPC developed Formula 2040, a functional master plan for recreation in the County. Formula 2040 noted that there is a deficit of recreation space in Service Area 3. The four (4) existing community centers do not offer enough space to service the current or projected population. The plan recommended expansion of three facilities in Service Area 3 to close the space deficit: expand the nearby Glenn Dale Community Center into a large multigenerational center with aquatic space; add 20,000 square feet of non-aquatic recreation space to Bowie Community Center; and add 20,000 square feet of non-aquatic recreation space to Good Luck Community Center. 

As The Department of Parks and Recreation looks to improve the physical and functional condition of Good Luck Community Center, a feasibility study is being conducted to identify a course of action for the building and site. The preliminary scope is divided into five (5) milestones and will utilize consultant (Brailsford & Dunlavey) and Park Planning & Development resources to develop a high-level feasibility study. 

Status/Project Updates

Last Updated February 2022

A summary of completed and anticipated project milestones is as follows:

Milestone 1: Develop Hypothesis & Define Scope of Feasibility (Completed)

  • Determine the questions that the feasibility plan should answer and define the path forward

Milestone 2: Confirm Building & Site Program (Completed)

  • Refine the building and site program
  • Focus groups with key stakeholder groups, including but not limited to, users (seniors, teens), neighbors, elected officials, and community representatives
  • Develop outline program per major space areas based on vision and community need
  • Program verification work session with key decision-makers including operating staff 
  • Prospective Documentation: outline program, memo of considerations or decisions 

Milestone 3: Conduct Test Fit of Option(s) (In progress)

  • In-house architectural and engineering services to conduct high-level test fits of the site to delineate the facility footprint, adjacencies, and site utilization. Up to three (3) test fits will be conducted using the outline program and strategy. The preferred option will be progressed into a blocking and stacking diagram.

Milestone 4: Develop Implementation Plan for Preferred Option (Anticipated)

  • The program, test fit, and blocking diagram will inform a rough order-of-magnitude budget for the preferred option

Milestone 5: Final Documentation (Anticipated)

Actual dates for the completion of the milestones are subject to change. 

The anticipated project completion is Spring 2022.