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Rocky Ridge Recreation Facility
Calgary AB, Canada,
  • Pool Type Indoor 25-Meter, Indoor Leisure
  • Project Type Parks & Recreation
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2017
  • ArchitectGEC Architecture

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Photos courtesy of dsTroyer Photography

After completing programming exercises for four recreation facilities in the City of Calgary, Counsilman-Hunsaker was retained to provide design and engineering services for two new recreation centers for Quarry Park and Rocky Ridge.

The facilities were designed to serve the needs of both residents and employees from the surrounding communities. The center will act as a community hub to increase opportunities for community gatherings and social connections.

The Rocky Ridge facility is approximately 300,000 sq. ft. and sits in the middle of a natural park, featuring views of the mountains and surrounded by wetlands, nature trails and pathways. The facility features aquatics, leisure and sport ice rinks, a three-court gymnasium, a fitness center an open-concept self-service library, a 200-seat theater, an art studio and exhibition space.

Aquatic amenities include:

520 Square meter Competition Pool

  • Eight 25-meter lap lanes
  • Two 1-meter diving boards

18 Square meter Competition Spa

475 Square meter Leisure Pool

  • Waterslide runout
  • Wave pool
  • Artificial rock climbing wall
  • Vortex
  • Underwater bench seating area
  • Zero entry
  • Interactive play structure
  • Cascades
  • Water flower feature

32 Square meter Leisure Spa

Awards:

2018 – ‘Facilities of Merit’ Athletic Business magazine