• Pool Type Outdoor 25-Meter, Outdoor Leisure
  • Project Type Parks & Recreation
  • Project Service Design Services, Feasibility Study
  • StatusCompleted 2004 & 2016
  • ArchitectLyman Davidson Dooley


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Pirate’s Cove Aquatic Center

Englewood, CO

Pirate's CoveCounsilman-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.

The facility features an array of amenities including:

  • 35-foot tower where three waterslides emerge, ranging in length and speed to provide unique rides:
  • 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

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.