In 2003, the City of Cleburne, Texas, engaged consultants Counsilman-Hunsaker and Brinkley Sargent Architects to undertake an Aquatic Feasibility Study to assess the current aquatic leisure facility's needs for both now and into the future. The study considered the demographics of the community, extensive community consultations, and the existing aquatic facilities in Cleburne and the surrounding region. The study aimed to provide the council and the community with a sound indication of how the current and future needs of the community could be met.
Based on information retained from the report, the city chose to replace the existing pool with a modern outdoor aquatic center. Completed in 2004, Splash Station showcases two bodies of water and a sprayground with the latest trend in combining leisure and lap pools, waterslides, and water toys all in one location. In 2016, the City of Cleburne hosted the North Texas Guard Games lifeguard competition at Splash Station.
In 2018, Counsilman-Hunsaker performed an aquatic facility assessment to identify items that are substandard in the pool, identify items not to current swimming pool industry design standards, or equipment not operating as designed, and to assist in defining a course of action regarding the future of the facility. The report identified pool deficiencies that needed immediate attention and should be repaired immediately in order to continue providing outdoor aquatic amenities for the Cleburne community for years to come.
In 2022, city contracted Counsilman-Hunsaker to provide an additional audit to review items repaired since the original audit in 2019 and notate areas that still need to be addressed.