• Pool Type Outdoor 25-Yard, Outdoor Leisure
  • Project Type Parks & Recreation
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2015
  • ArchitectCannon Design


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The Pavilion at Lemay

St. Louis County, MO

The Pavilion at Lemay (1) The Pavilion at Lemay (2)The Pavilion at Lemay (3)  St.Louis County Parks’ new recreation center, located in the historical Jefferson Barracks Park, opened in June 2015. The Pavilion at Lemay includes a new outdoor aquatic center that features a lap pool, lazy river, cascading terraces with sprays, a plunge pool and a play structure for toddlers.

The outdoor aquatic center, a focal point of the Lemay neighborhood, embodies the community’s needs and objectives by combining leisure areas and fitness/competitive swimming program spaces such as:

2,300 sq. ft. Lap Pool

  • Four 25-yard lap lanes
  • Water volleyball / basketball
  • Stair entry

9,000 sq. ft. Leisure Pool

  • Three stair entries
  • Zero entry
  • Lazy river with overflow edge and underwater bench
  • Custom-themed Fort Play structure
  • Various spray features
  • Cascading terraces with spray features

2,400 sq. ft. Plunge Pool

  • Stair entry
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Dropslide
  • Three-meter platform diving
  • One-meter springboard diving

The Pavilion at Lemay also houses a 42,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose athletic center with fitness equipment, a walking track, weights, and space for fitness classes.

Residents helped choose the amenities and the design through a two-year planning process that included residents’ surveys and town hall meetings. The project was funded by Pinnacle Entertainment and bonded funds from the Port Authority. The facility was originally to be built on the north edge of Jefferson Barracks Park but was moved to the Grant’s Shelter site due to geotechnical issues.

Publications and Awards:

2017 – ‘Architectural Showcase’ Athletic Business magazine