Arlington Ridge Center

Arlington Heights, IL


The new Arlington Ridge Center opened in 2020 empowering many to start the year out right with a wellness resolution. The $17 million renovation and expansion of the former Olympic Indoor Swim Center features a new 100,000 sq. ft. recreation center which includes a 30 ft. by 50 ft. therapy pool, double-gymnasium, a second-floor indoor walking track, a fitness area, and multi-purpose rooms. Plus, a new 6,800 sq. ft. outdoor playground with synthetic turf provides a variety of climbing options for young children.

The existing indoor swim facility received a facelift, including added stairs to the lap pool, replacing the pool filter system, replacing the boiler, and installing a new dehumidification system.

The pools and walls were also painted while the slides received a new gel coat, new LED lighting was installed, and the party and locker rooms were enhanced for an additional $1 million in renovations. The renovation was a result of a 2017 park needs assessment and is the largest project in the history of the Park District.


Pool Type

Indoor 50 Meter

Therapy Pool

Project Type

Parks and Recreation

Project Service

Design Services


Most Recent Project

Completed 2020


FGM Architects

Project Amenities

Since this was a combination of a renovation and a new addition, there were two vastly different scopes for each pool. The renovation itself incurred many challenges, such as attaching the new addition to the existing building, renovating the mechanical room located in the basement, and coordinating with existing utilities that were going to remain in place.

 13,100 sq. ft. Competition Pool

Eight 50-meter lap lanes

Two 1-meter diving

Two 3-meter diving

Diving well with 12 ft. depth

4 ft. and 6 ft. bulkheads

2,350 sq. ft. Wellness/Instructional Pool

Four 25-yards lap lanes

Stair entry

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