At its connected Bay Area community Boulevard, Brookfield Residential is enticing buyers with a wide variety of outdoor amenities.
A system of 15 "pocket parks" redefine outdoor living space with functional amenities, including a co-working space, 6,200-square-foot outdoor "living room," outdoor kitchen, and yoga and exercise lawn, all of which Brookfield Residential President Josh Roden says are programmed as "a network of amenities for wellness and community engagement.” The amenities will serve residents of the community's 1,750 single- and multifamily homes, developed by both Brookfield and Lennar.
Perhaps the most innovative of the pocket parks is The Office, a 5,000-square-foot outdoor work area. It includes built-in electricity, individual work desks, an office meeting table for conferences, a tech station with high-top bar table, a tall wall suitable for projecting presentations, and WiFi, which is available in all 15 pocket parks. The Office can accommodate up to 30 people at a time.
The Office is directly across from The Rec Center, Boulevard’s social hub which includes an indoor co-working space called The Loft, a conference room, indoor and outdoor lounges and other spaces complementing the park system.
Residents who want to read or relax outdoors can do so in The Lounge, a 6,200-square-foot outdoor living room with shade structures and furniture, wavy, organic-shaped concrete benches, and a small children's area. Or they can check out The Hangout, a 10,670-square-foot “passive open space” with a circle of hammocks and Adirondack chairs on a lawn.
The Gym allows residents to exercise outside. Its 6,400 square feet include fitness equipment and artificial turf suitable for fitness activity. Other exercise spaces are The Lawn, which offers both a yoga lawn and a stepped lawn suitable for group classes.
The community also features a 10,750-square-foot kitchen with two BBQs, large, family-style dining table, and a dry sink for keeping beverages; four gardens (The Native Garden, The Rose Garden, The Japanese Garden, The Classic Garden); The Library; The Retreat; The Town Square; The Track; The Dog House; and The Gallery.
The Playground, a 4,800-square-foot outdoor tot-lot, is the first of the pocket parks already up and running, and the remaining 14 pocket parks will be rolled out through this year and next.