• Pool Type Outdoor 25-Yard, Outdoor Leisure
  • Project Type Parks & Recreation, Renovation
  • Project Service Design Services, Facility Audit
  • StatusCompleted 2004
  • ArchitectKimley-Horn & Associates, Inc.


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Riverside Beach Family Center

Independence, KS

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in association with Kimley-Horn & Associates, was hired by the City of Independence to replace their outdated 1962 pool.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.

The concept was to create a municipal family aquatic center with play features for tots, families, and teens.
The resulting 12, 775 sq. ft. facility creates a fun and attractive environment including:

  • 25-yard competition pool with six lap lanes
  • 8,328 sq. ft. leisure pool with several aquatic amenities for children
  • Two waterslides
  • ADA-accessible zero-depth entry
  • Lazy river
  • 707 sq. ft. shallow tot pool

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 waterslide 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.