Beginning next week, Hackensack residents will have access to the state-of-the-art redesign of the Mellone – Mariniello (M&M) Recreation Center and expansion spaces created by DMR Architects.
DMR Architects’ plans at 116 Holt St. renovated and expanded the existing 8,000-square-foot building to a 22,000-square-foot facility including an expanded 400-seat basketball arena, a new senior center, a new lobby and three multipurpose rooms.
“DMR’s plans will allow us to host more athletic team practices and games, offer parents an after-school program for their elementary and middle school-aged kids, and give retired seniors a better location for classes and activities,” said Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse.
“The 21st Century Community Center is a destination where people can often spend several hours meeting with friends, learning new skills, and enjoying team sports all in one place,” said Lloyd Rosenberg, president and chief executive officer of Hasbrouck Heights-based DMR Architects. “Places like Hackensack are rethinking their current recreation spaces, not just for its residents’ needs now, but with flexibility to continue to meet these needs over the next generation of users.”
The facility also offers community meeting and classroom spaces, new restroom facilities, a snack bar, storage area, and an office for the center’s administration.