In 2013 the City of Sioux Falls retained Counsilman-Hunsaker to provide a City-Wide Aquatic Facilities Master Plan that would focus on the need for improved or new aquatic facilities to serve the community, currently and in the future. The plan included reviewing all existing aquatic facilities located within the city including Drake Springs Family Aquatic Center, Laurel Oak Family Aquatic Center, Terrace Park Family Aquatic Center, Frank Olson Pool, Kuehn Park Pool (and associated wading pool), Spellerberg Park Pool, McKennan Park wading pool, and Pioneer Spray Park. The plan also provided aquatic recommendations for social, recreational, competitive, wellness and educational activities more aligned with the progression of the city.
Pleased with the recommendations, Counsilman-Hunsaker was retained by the City of Sioux Falls to renovate their aging pool filtration and recirculation systems for the outdoor pools at Kuehn Park. After performing an initial existing conditions site visit, Counsilman-Hunsaker met with various stakeholders to clarify and confirm the scope. The scope included the replacement of the sand filters, piping, valves, fittings, pipe supports, flow meters, and surge tank screens. Counsilman-Hunsaker created and issued construction documents and performed construction administration services to help oversee the renovation.