Bisti Bay at Brookside Park

Farmington, NM


The new Bisti Bay waterpark replaced the Brookside Pool which was closed in 2016 due to safety and health concerns. The new waterpark is an impressive addition to the recreational offerings for the citizens and those visiting the area. The design concepts were developed during community input meetings held over a two-year span. The City Council was determined to build an exciting aquatic experience that combined the nostalgia of a popular community facility with their region’s iconic landscapes. The goals of the project included improving the tourism and outdoor recreation industries in the region.


Photos courtesy of Matt O Photos

Pool Type

Outdoor Leisure


Project Type

Parks and Recreation

Project Service

Design Services

Most Recent Project

Completed 2019


FBT Architects

Project Amenities

Integration of artwork and custom elements based on the theme of the Four Corners community’s natural outdoor assets, like fossils, rock formations, and the night sky, was a major priority of the design. Art and theming elements were integrated into the pool deck paving, fencing, and canopies and reinforced through use of textures and colors in the landscape material.

The new waterpark holds more than 100,000 gallons of water and can accommodate approximately 400 guests.

6,000 sq. ft. Recreation Pool

Lazy river


Monkey swings

Play structure

Various spray features

Tot slide

Zero beach entry

Stair entry

Underwater bench seating

1,750 sq. ft. Lap Pool

Three 25-yard lap lanes

Two stair entries

Underwater bench seating

Water volleyball

Water basketball

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