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Piedmont Park Pool

Atlanta, GA

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Located in the heart of Atlanta, Piedmont Park is one of the city's most beloved historic treasures.  Swimming has been part of the culture at Piedmont Park since it's creation in the early 1900's.  Swimming in the lake was replaced by a lakeside swimming pool in 1973.  Both were supported by an adjacent “Bathhouse” building.

 

 

 

Award of Excellence

Urban Design Commission

2010

Pool Type

Outdoor Leisure

Project Type

Parks and Recreation

Project Service

Design Services

Status

Completed 2009

Architect

Smith Dalia

Project Amenities

As Phase 1 of their “Breaking New Ground” campaign, which expands the 100-acre park by 53 acres, the Piedmont Park Conservancy invested in the completion of renovations in the historic park.  This phase included renovation of the 9,000 sq. ft. 1926 granite bathhouse building into the “Greystone” multi-use facility, and the replacement of the adjacent deteriorating 1973 swimming pool with the Piedmont Park Aquatic Center.    The design of the new aquatic center, by Counsilman-Hunsaker and Smith Dalia Architects, included participation from the City of Atlanta, adjacent neighbors and friends of the park.

Piedmont Park Aquatic Center achieved the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for energy efficient design.

6,500 sq. ft. Recreation Pool

Current channel

Water vortex

Three lap lanes for fitness swimming

135 sq. ft. sprayground

Zero-depth entry

Natural and structured shade on the pool deck

Pool level locker rooms and showers

Concessions that serve the swimming facility and the park

High efficiency controls for energy savings

State-of-the-art filtration (resulting in over 200,000 gallon water savings per season)

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