Jack Carter Pool

Plano, TX


The original Jack Carter Pool, an 8-lane 50-meter pool built in 1983, was shut down in 2013 due to mechanical deficiencies. In addition to the aging pool being functionally obsolete, a study was conducted by the Federal Emergency management Agency which showed that the pool’s current location was in a 100-year floodplain. To overcome this challenge, the new pool was relocated to a different part of the park, creating a new waterpark oasis for children, teens and adults.

July 2016 marked the grand opening of the new Jack Carter Pool. The new $12.5 million aquatic center was designed to accommodate over 1,000 patrons and features a wide variety of amenities, including the first municipal Flowrider in North Texas.

In 2018, the City of Plano hosted the North Texas lifeguard competition at Jack Carter Pool and Oak Point Center.

Aquatic Design Portfolio

Aquatics International


North Texas Guard Games

North Texas Aquatics Association


Pool Type

Outdoor 25 Yard

Outdoor Leisure

Project Type

Parks and Recreation

Project Service

Design Services


Completed 2016


David McCaskill Design Group

Project Amenities

The new Jack Carter Pool features:

7,000 sq. ft. Leisure Pool

Three 25-yard lap lanes

Underwater bench

Three stair entries

Various spray features

Play structure

Tot area with shade structure

Zero beach entry

Slide plunge pool

7,500 sq. ft. Lazy River

Raft ride waterslide

Two stair entries

Various spray features

Large wet deck area

Underwater bench seating

3,000 sq. ft. Diving Pool

1-meter and 3-meter platform diving

Customized rock climbing wall

Wet deck lounge area

Stair entry

FlowRider™ surfing simulator ride

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