Ketchikan Aquatic Center
Ketchikan, AK
  • Pool Type Indoor 25-Yard, Indoor Leisure
  • Project Type Competition Venues, Parks & Recreation
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2012
  • ArchitectArchitects Alaska


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The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Recreation Center has expanded with the addition of a new 21,000 sq. ft. aquatic center connecting to the existing recreation center. This new state‐of‐the‐art facility serves as host to regional swim meets and also meets the recreational needs of the community. The Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District plans to use the center for its K‐12 curriculum programs and also serves as a setting for fitness, marine public safety training and therapeutic treatments for the community.

The new aquatic center features:

6,750 sq. ft. Competition Pool

  • Eight 25-yard lap lanes
  • Starting platforms
  • 1‐meter and 3‐meter diving boards
  • Spectator seating
  • Enclosed body waterslide
  • Plunge pool
  • Removable climbing wall

3,300 sq. ft. Recreation Pool

  • Zero‐depth entry
  • Vortex
  • Interactive play structure
  • Open body waterslide
  • Three fitness lap lanes
  • Volleyball net and basketball hoops

The overall design of this recreation center combines water play and fun to create a relaxing atmosphere, which brings families and friends together.