In April 2007, Counsilman-Hunsaker examined seven pools in the city limits of Fort Worth to identify items that were substandard, not meeting current Health Department requirements, or not operating as designed. In addition to the evaluation, an opinion of probable cost for recommended repairs was provided as well as several design options along with probable costs.
In July 2008, a city-wide aquatic facilities master plan was also prepared by the team of Counsilman-Hunsaker and Kimley-Horn. Several public meetings were held to determine the future of the existing pools clustered in the center of the city. Implementation strategies included replacing the obsolete pools with new neighborhood-type pools as well as building multi-purpose aquatic centers in underserved areas.
In November of 2011, the City of Fort Worth once again retained Kimley-Horn and Counsilman-Hunsaker to provide an update to the original 2008 master plan. The update formalized recommended amendments that were needed to address the current economic climate and still meet the needs of the community.
Aquatic Design & Engineering
In 2008, the city retained the team of Counsilman-Hunsaker and Kimley-Horn to design a 2,000 sq. ft. sprayground with 15 interactive water play elements at Sycamore Park.
In 2012, the city retained the team of Counsilman-Hunsaker and Brinkley Sargent Architects to design the replacement of Marine Park Pool located at the corner of 20th and Ellis Streets with a new 6,200 sq. ft. aquatic center.