Pelican Bay Aquatic Center

Edmond, OK


The City of Edmond selected Counsilman-Hunsaker to provide a variety of aquatic services, including a Facility Audit of the 40-year-old pool for the city's Parks and Recreation Department.
The report suggested the most economical solution was to construct a new pool rather than upgrade the existing facility.

Counsilman-Hunsaker then developed a Feasibility Study to analyze the operational and economic impact that would result in the creation of a new aquatic center. The city approved the construction of a new pool and commissioned Counsilman-Hunsaker in association with Allen Brown Architects to design the new Pelican Bay Aquatic Center.

Aquatic Operations

In 2015, the city retained the team of Counsilman-Hunsaker and Sports Facilities Management to provide Full-Time Management Services for the first five years of operation.

The team provided a marketing plan, discovering untapped community resources, and demonstrated steady growth and profitability year over year.  The team utilized aggressive social media and email blast campaigns, targeted Pool Party marketing and advertising, and re-branding the facility to increase attendance numbers and community recognition.  Counsilman-Hunsaker’s specific focus was maintenance and safety training training, staff operations, programming and swim lessons, and concessions.

Facilities of Merit Award

Athletic Business


Award of Excellence

Oklahoma Recreation & Parks Society


Pool Type

Outdoor 25 Yard

Outdoor Leisure


Project Type

Parks and Recreation

Project Service

Facility Audit

Design Services


Operations Services

Feasibility Study


Completed 2002


Allen Brown Architects

Project Amenities

The 12,500 sq. ft. pool is designed as one body of water with a variety of fitness and leisure.

12,500 sq. ft. pool

25-yard lap pool with six lanes

One-meter diving board

Open flume waterslide

Closed tube waterslide

Zero-depth entry

Interactive water play features such as automated sprays and pulley-activated spray pipes

Current channel


Separate 1,256 sq. ft. sprayground

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