Rothenbach Park amenities feature some of the most advanced recycling and sustainable building techniques and materials available including soy-based insulation, high reflective roof materials, recycled content siding, waterless urinals, high efficiency compact lighting, composite wood beams and an on-site stormwater retention and treatment system.
- Mechanically vented restrooms, non conditioned
- High reflective roofing material
- Recycled content in Cementitous Siding
- Exterior materials offer long life and low-maintenance
- Waterless urinals
- Highly efficient compact fluorescent lighting
- Composite wood beams in place of heavy timber
- Steel structural components contain recycled material
- Concrete composed of up to 20% Fly Ash by weight
- High efficiency mechanical system (SEER 17)
- On site storm water retention and treatment
- Fully ADA accessible
- Sealed concrete floors provide low-maintenance and long life
The entire site is a closed and capped landfill which has been "recycled" into open vistas surrounded by paved multi-use trails, a prime example of turning trash into treasure!
Rothenbach Park is also home to a Florida Power and Light (FPL) solar array which provides electrical power to the FPL grid.
Rothenbach Park is named for Walter J. Rothenbach, Jr., a 40-year employee of Sarasota County who served as supervisor and director of Parks and Recreation from 1963 until 1998.
He later became Executive Director of Community Services overseeing Parks and Recreation, Cooperative Extension Services, Library Services and the History Center. In 2000, Walt advanced to Deputy County Administrator and served in that capacity until his retirement in 2003.