• Pool Type Outdoor 25-Meter, Outdoor Leisure
  • Project Type Parks & Recreation
  • Project Service Design Services, Feasibility Study
  • StatusCompleted 2018
  • ArchitectWestburg White


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Russel & Evelyn Fahl Aquatics Center

Columbia City, IN

Photos courtesy of Veteran Strategies, Inc.

In 2014, Counsilman-Hunsaker provided a conceptual design and feasibility analysis for replacement of the 50-year-old Bunworth Memorial Pool.  Since the pool was in poor condition and showed signs of aging, a new facility would offer recreational, therapy, instructional, fitness, and competitive programs in the community. The feasibility study provided a space program analysis and project costs for three conceptual options detailing site-specific construction estimates with line item costs for each proposed space. Along with each concept, a revenue and expense analysis were provided to give a complete picture of what the facility would cost to build and operate.

In 2016, Counsilman-Hunsaker was once again retained by the city to review study options and recommendations for the concept chosen by the city. Demographics were updated, as well as revenue and expenses for the current year and five years into the future. Findings were then presented to the city for approval.

Pleased with the results from the study, the city retained Martin-Riley and Counsilman-Hunsaker to provide design services after demolishing the Bunworth Pool. The 1.24 acres were used to build the new Russel & Evelyn Fahl Aquatics Center. The new outdoor pool includes:

9,000 sq. ft. Leisure Pool

  • Six 25-meter lap lanes
  • Diving board
  • Zero beach entry
  • Vortex
  • Current channel
  • Five stair entries
  • Play structure
  • Water basketball goals
  • Water walk
  • Two waterslides
  • Spray features
  • Underwater bench seating