SFS Architecture

Restoration / Preservation

Swope Park Swimming Pool Renovation

Kansas City, MO

Renovate an historic pool complex to reduce operating costs, enhance community value


Renovate an historic pool complex, built by the Works Progress Administration, to extend usability, reduce operating costs and enhance its entertainment value for the community.


SFS Architecture worked with the City of Kansas City, MO’s Parks & Recreation Department to prepare master plan options that would improve the complex without compromising its historic aspects.


The renovated pool complex maintains its New Deal-era roots, reduces maintenance and operations costs and greatly enhances entertainment value for the surrounding urban community. Improvements included restoration of the stone masonry bathhouse, remodeled shower/dressing areas, replacement of pool filtration and sanitation equipment and the addition of spray grounds.