Located in Blair County, the Natureworks Park in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania consists of 22-acres dedicated to the conservation of natural resources. The park, run by the Blair County Conservation District (BCCD), features wide open nature areas, a wetlands boardwalk, and now two Romtec pavilions to shelter visitors as they connect with and learn about their natural environment.
The Blair County Conservation District has been dedicated to the identification, protection, and preservation of natural resources, since their creation in 1966. In addition to the natural resources at the park site, NatureWorks park also hosts events to teach about conservation and environmental resources. There are classes for all types of visitors from youth to senior. Classes such as “Butterflies, Birds, and Bees!” teach lessons about the value of pollinators when safeguarding our environment and the life cycle of butterflies and other pollinators.
There are also programs on starting a garden and urban agriculture, which showcase techniques on farming, how to create natural fertilizers, and the benefits of keeping chickens. Programs are catered to age and skill groups for learning opportunities for all.
The Romtec pavilions at the park are open frame wood pavilions providing shade and shelter to visitors with little impact on the surrounding environment. Each pavilion is 35’ x 45’ ensuring that there is ample space to accommodate a number of guests. The pavilions are topped with a durable metal roofing and the truss plates are powder-coated to minimize maintenance and give the pavilions a clean, professional look without taking away from the natural landscape.
The Blair County Conservation District purchased the Romtec pavilions through the PA CoStars purchasing contract, the cooperative purchasing program of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This contract allows for government entities to purchase recreational and fitness equipment at competitive prices.
With the purchase of these pavilions, the NatureWorks Park and the BCCD will further be able to provide resources to the public. Romtec is happy to have worked on this project with the BBCD, and would like to extend our appreciation to Ventura Construction Services for the on-site construction of these structures.