Latino Health Access Community Center
Santa Ana, California
New Construction, Design-Build
The Latino Health Access community center was developed to provide a gathering spot in the community to promote healthy, active families. Consistent with this ideal, the design of the building also strives to be healthy for the community and the planet. As the first community-driven recreational and educational public space of its kind promoting health and wellness in a resource-challenged community, this center represented a historic effort. The idea for the park began after one mother brought the concept to Latino Health Access. Since then, parents have joined to form Parents with Green Hearts. Local families, after providing input into the project design, plan to have a prominent volunteer role in the maintenance of the facility and grounds, and are raising funds to support construction of the project. McCarthy Building Companies, its design-build partner Taylor, and St. Joseph Health System have donated numerous hours of architectural and preconstruction services.