Counsilman-Hunsaker worked with SSOE/Stevens & Wilkinson for an aquatic facility feasibility study for Richland County. The scope of work for the consultant team entailed an assessment of the four existing Richland County Recreation Commission outdoor aquatic facilities: Trenholm Park Pool, Eastover Park Pool, Hopkins Park Pool, and St. Andrews Park Pool. This task provided a conditions assessment for the pools and identified mechanical, electrical, plumbing, accessibility, and functionality deficiencies in the aquatic facilities. This included analyzing the current conditions, determining which of the facilities were either physically or functionally obsolete, and recommending changes for the future.
Counsilman-Hunsaker developed several options for consideration that incorporated diverse types of pools and features to meet the aquatic needs of the Richland County Community. These summary conclusions were based on the existing conditions assessment, market research, community engagement, and area provider analysis and included options for two existing pools to remain in use, the replacement of two other outdoor pools, and a new indoor aquatic center in northeast Richland County. Capital and operational costs were developed for each of the implementation scenarios.