In 2019, the City of Brandon contracted Counsilman-Hunsaker to explore the feasibility of developing a children’s aquatic feature at one of four locations within the city through our feasibility study services. After exploring four site options, the city determined with Counsilman-Hunsaker's help that improvements would best fit the existing site at Brandon Municipal Pool, located in Aspen Park. As part of the study, an Advisory Committee conducted a survey of the residents, which uncovered that a majority of respondents were interested in a splash pad or wading pool-type facility for the community.
The city was thrilled with the results from the study and approved $1.6 million to move forward with upgrades to the Brandon Municipal Pool. The project renovations included demolishing the existing baby pool and replacing it with a new 1,700 sq. ft. zero-entry wading pool featuring a children’s play feature, the addition of two waterslides to the existing 5,178 sq. ft: L-shaped pool, new deck space, new shade canopies, picnic tables, and additional deck space. A new 300 sq. ft. mechanical building with new mechanical equipment was also included as part of the scope.