La Joya ISD Sports and Learning Complex

Mission, TX



In 2015, the City of La Joya retained Counsilman-Hunsaker to perform an operational pro forma analysis for an aquatic center for La Joya. The audit included an opinion of operating expenses with calculations for staff labor, insurance, repairs/maintenance, commodities, and utilities.

Pleased with the results from the study, the La Joya ISD Sports and Learning Complex is the first school-owned waterpark in the state of Texas which houses a natatorium, outdoor waterpark, planetarium, tennis courts, and a homework center for students and visitors. The scale, ingenuity and design of the complex easily rivals like-facilities around the state, which exclusively offers La Joya ISD students opportunities not found anywhere else in our area.


Pool Type

Indoor 25 Meter

Outdoor Leisure

Project Type

School K12

Project Service

Design Services

Operations Services

Most Recent Project

Completed 2018


Gignac Architects

Project Amenities

The facility includes an outdoor waterpark with three separate pools and a 22,000 sq. ft. natatorium capable of hosting swimming and diving meets and has approximately 500 seats with ADA accommodations.


6,150 sq. ft. 25-yard by 25-meter Competition Pool with 10 lap lanes

980 sq. ft. Dive Pool with two 1-meter diving boards


7,700 sq. ft. Leisure Pool with zero beach entry, two stair entries, spray features, spray structure, and two waterslides

4,800 sq. ft. River Pool with lazy river, vortex, underwater bench, various spray features, two stair entries, and raft water slide

900 sq. ft. Tot Pool with zero beach entry, tot slide, and various spray features.

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