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Riverside Beach Family Center

Independence, KS

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Counsilman-Hunsaker, in association with Kimley-Horn & Associates, was hired by the City of Independence to replace their outdated 1962 pool. The city desired a centerpiece facility to serve the aquatic needs of the entire community.

 

Pool Type

Outdoor 25 Yard

Outdoor Leisure

Project Type

Parks and Recreation

Project Service

Facility Audit

Design Services

Operations Services

Status

Completed 2004

Architect

Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc.

Project Amenities

The concept was to create a municipal family aquatic center with play features for tots, families, and teens.

The main attraction is the bowl slide, which offers exploratory riders a 32 ft. tower with a chance to shoot down a 95-lineal-foot water-slide into a splash bowl, where they swirl around the funnel, then exit by a vertical drop of 37 ft. into a catch pool complete with exit stairs.

12, 775 sq. ft. facility

25-yard competition pool with six lap lanes

8,328 sq. ft. leisure pool with several aquatic amenities for children

Two water-slides

ADA-accessible zero-depth entry

Lazy river

707 sq. ft. shallow tot pool

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