The Rec – Fairview Heights

Fairview Heights, IL


In May 2016, Counsilman-Hunsaker and Sports Facilities Advisors were retained to complete a feasibility study related to the development of a community sports, wellness, and recreation center focusing on providing high quality programming to the residents of Fairview Heights. The study included specific cost estimates for development of the recreation center. The report identified the strategic conceptual design, operational analysis premises, revenue and expense analysis, sports programming, and facility expenses.


Pool Type

Indoor Leisure


Project Type

Parks and Recreation

Project Service

Design Services

Most Recent Project

Completed 2019


Farnsworth Group

Project Amenities

Pleased with the results of the study, the consultant team of Counsilman-Hunsaker and Farnsworth Group was retained to design The Rec, a 58,000 sq. ft. recreation complex which opened in May 2019. Its centerpiece is a window-lined, atrium-style lobby that looks down on a lower-level, 6,000 sq. ft. fitness center complete with cardio and weight-training equipment and rooms for yoga, Pilates, and other classes; a 10,323 sq. ft. aquatic center with a pool for laps and open swim, water slide, vortex, splash pad, and lazy river; and a gymnasium with a basketball court that converts into two volleyball courts. Also featured is the wildly colorful, upper-level climbing area known as “Clip ‘n Climb”.

The Rec property also has a walking path, a running track, a soccer field, a dog park, and a trail around the perimeter.

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