Marketing Development Plan
As identified in public meetings, the City of Baytown residents pointed to a need for a large family aquatic center to draw from inside and outside their community. The Wayne Gray Sports Complex, located near a major highway, had ample footprint to add attractions. The N.C. Foote site was identified by residents as a good location for a new community pool. The City of Baytown Marketing Development Plan of 2007 focused on facilities and amenities in concert with the community for children, families, seniors, special populations, and nonresidents.
Pirate’s Bay Waterpark From the Marketing Development Plan, Counsilman-Hunsaker was retained to be part of the design team for a waterpark addition to the Wayne Gray Sports Complex. Pirate’s Bay completed in 2010.
The addition includes a 22,000 sq. ft. outdoor leisure pool complex with a 671 ft. lazy river pool, a large active and colorful Pirate themed water play center complete with a large dumping bucket and an awesome array of spray nozzles, tot slides, and water guns, FlowRider, bowl slide, two mat racers and two run out slides.
Design - N.C. Foote
Also from this Marketing Development Plan, Counsilman-Hunsaker was retained to be part of the design team for a new aquatic center at N.C. Foote Park.
Completed in 2011, the new aquatic center combines a lap pool with slides and other water play features. The pool has a beach-type sloping entry to make it more accessibly to children and persons with restricted mobility.