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Arnold Recreation Center

Arnold, MO

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Counsilman-Hunsaker, in association with Hastings & Chivetta Architects, designed the new 57,000 sq. ft. indoor/outdoor community recreation center for the City of Arnold, a suburban community outside St. Louis, Missouri. One of the design concepts incorporated for this municipal water facility was creating zones: an area for tots, one for teens, and buffering those two by a family zone.

The innovative 5,000 sq. ft. indoor aquatic center features a tubular waterslide that takes swimmers outside the building before splashing back into the indoor pool. Other features include four fitness lap lanes and a children's play feature.

The main visual attraction is the bowl slide, which offers exploratory riders a 32 ft. tower with a chance to shoot down a 95-lineal-foot water slide into a splash bowl, where they swirl around the funnel, then exit by a vertical drop of 37 ft. into a catch pool complete with exit stairs.

Architectural Showcase

Athletic Business

2018

Pool Type

Indoor Leisure

Outdoor Leisure

Project Type

Parks and Recreation

Project Service

Design Services

Status

Completed 2005

Architect

Hastings & Chivetta Architects

Project Amenities

7,600 sq. ft. outdoor pool is separated into three zones consisting of:

Current river

Hydrotherapy benches

Vortex

Island in the center of the pool

435 sq. ft. sprayground

700 sq. ft. toddler pool

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