Case Study: Howard Park, South Bend, IN

Bird’s Eye View of Howard Park in South Bend, IN

Howard Park, completed in winter of 2020, is located in the East Race neighborhood of South Bend, Indiana, which was the first and oldest park in the area originally belonging to the Potawatomi tribe. Recently the park went under a complete transformation providing various year-round activities with a focus on winter-time amenities. The park now offers ice staking on its unique ice trail and pond in the winter months, as well as a state-of-the-art playground during the summer months.

The park will be opening a full-service bar and restaurant which will be open year-round with an open design named Howard Park Public House. The open kitchen design required the use of a packaged heating and cooling unit with the capability of providing varying amounts of outside air up to 50% for ventilation and varying exhaust makeup.

M/E Design Services & Alliance Architects selected the Reznor YDHA for its ability to handle high percentages of outside air to meet the application needs combined with a control sequence that puts space comfort first. Leading edge technology includes 2” foam panel construction, fully programmed DDC controls with a thermostat end-user interface, ECM supply and condenser fans, and patented hot gas reheat for dehumidification with superior ISMRE.

Comfort extends to the outdoors at the park: the restaurant patio and ice skating rental shop is heated by Bromic Tungsten Gas heaters during the colder months around the perimeter of the building.

Gunn & Pegelow is proud to represent Reznor since 1954 and Bromic since 2018. Reznor’s wide product offering allows us to tailor equipment to meet various applications. Bromic Heating is the designer’s choice for gas and electric infrared patio heating.