Pirate’s Cove Aquatic Center

Littleton, CO


Counsilman-Hunsaker, in association with Lyman Davidson Dooley, designed the cutting-edge Pirate's Cove Aquatic Center in Englewood, Colorado. The outdoor waterpark was designed for a variety of age groups and provides attractions that everyone can enjoy.


Best of Aquatics Award

Aquatics International


Pool Type

Outdoor 25 Meter

Outdoor Leisure

Project Type

Parks and Recreation

Project Service

Design Services

Feasibility Study


Completed 2016


Lyman Davidson Dooley

Project Amenities

In 2016, the City of Englewood contracted Counsilman-Hunsaker to develop an aquatics feasibility study for a potential expansion of the waterpark. Three expansion concepts were developed for consideration. Each concept featured a signature attraction, FlowRider addition, climbing wall (in the existing competition pool), new children’s interactive play structure, replacement of the spraypad features, addition of a group pavilion, addition of cabanas, enclosure for slide pumps, and heating for the mechanical room.

35-foot tower where three waterslides emerge

243-foot-long closed-flume waterslide with a spiraled descent

298-foot-long open-flume waterslide with gentle curves for a slower descent

120-foot-long closed-flume, curve-free waterslide

6,567 sq. ft. Leisure Pool

750-gallon slow-filling dump bucket

ADA-accessible zero-depth entry ramp

820 sq. ft. sprayground

Several play forts and two small waterslides

Lazy river that weaves around the park

1,135 sq. ft. vortex

3,739 sq. ft. Competition Pool

25-yard lap pool with six lanes

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