Location: Hill Point, Wisconsin
Status: Completed 2018
Size: 2,937 sq. ft.
The Sauk County Parks Department determined that they needed to replace their failing county park offices at White Mound Park, the crown jewel of the Sauk County park system. As part of that replacement, they sought to expand the usefulness of the building beyond just the office component. Incorporated into the new structure, a spacious gathering room, which overlooks White Mound Lake, can now accommodate weddings or events. When not in use by rental parties, the space serves as a “living room” for the campers at the park.
Portions of the funding for the project were provided by money that the County received from American Transmission Company as compensation for placing one of their high capacity lines across Sauk County. One stipulation of the funding was that the money be used to enhance sustainability within the county. In addition to common sense sustainable strategies such as proper solar shading and building orientation, the new parks office employs the use of super-insulated walls and roofing. This allows the building to far exceed the code minimum requirements for insulation.