SFS Architecture

Chanute Aquatic Center

Chanute, KS

Family aquatic center delivered on fast-track schedule; design gives flexibility for future expansion

Challenge

Create a new aquatic center on a fast-track schedule to provide family outdoor recreation amenities for area residents with flexibility to accommodate future expansion.

Process

SFS Architecture, teamed with Westport Pools and McCown Gordon Construction, collaborated with City of Chanute leaders to develop a design that meet current user needs and allow for additional structures to be added later.

Solution

The new Family Aquatic Center was completed via design-build delivery in time for Memorial Day 2010. The facility includes an eight-lane, 25-yard competitive pool with 1 and 3 meter diving, a separate leisure pool with zero-depth entry, play/spray features and a 475-foot lazy river, as well as water slides, shade structures, an elevated viewing/eating area and low-maintenance landscaping. An existing adjacent building was renovated to accommodate admissions, concessions, showers/restrooms, storage, first aid room and managers office. Future functions such as additional aquatic features, a party room and a competition pool building enclosure were planned to facilitate ease of construction.

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