Roosevelt II Bathhouse Rehabilitation

First opened in 1935 by former New York Governor and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the iconic Georgian Revival-style Roosevelt II Bathhouse had been closed since the late 1980s after falling into disuse. The $2.3 million renovation is part of a plan to make the building a center for arts and wellness. The historic lobby has been restored; new restrooms installed; new heating, ventilation and plumbing systems added, toxic asbestos removed; and programming space developed. Exterior entry doors and window and masonry restoration was also included.

Roosevelt II Bathhouse represents the careful planning, community collaboration, and significant investment that will make Saratoga Spa State Park remain a treasure of the New York State Park System. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) will establish the venue as a unique international cultural destination, providing a full-functioning year-round creative and maker space. The not-for-profit group COESA will use 2,700 SF of the facility to offer retreat experiences and classes in well-being. The remaining 12,000 feet will be redeveloped in the future.

Project summary


First opened in 1935 in Saratoga Spa State Park.


Closed in the 1980s due to disrepair.

2.7K sf.

Renovation of 2,700 square feet for retreat experiences and classes.

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Heather Wyld, PE*

Heather Wyld, PE*
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Heather has over 15 years of design and project management expertise, specializing in facility renovation projects across governmental and private sectors. She has collaborated with prominent clients such as OGS, DMNA, DOCCS, and NYS Parks. Her extensive familiarity with OGS standards is underscored by her involvement in multiple agency projects. Heather was named to Engineering News-Record's "Top 20 under 40" for 2022.