• Pool Type Outdoor 25-Meter, Outdoor Leisure
  • Project Type Parks & Recreation
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2010
  • ArchitectFGM Architects


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Salem Family Aquatic Center

Salem, IL

Located in Bryan Memorial Park near the site of the recently demolished 75-year-old pool, the new $3.4 million Salem Family Aquatic Center includes a 9,000 sq. ft. main pool, a 720 sq. ft. toddler pool, large bathhouse and concessions area, mechanical building, and improved access drives, utilities, landscaping and parking lot.
Through the efforts of the Counsilman-Hunsaker-led team, the city was also awarded a $400,000 State of Illinois Department of Natural Resources Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Program (OSLAD) grant.

The aquatic complex embodies the community’s needs and objectives by combining leisure areas and fitness/competitive swimming program spaces. The family waterpark has something for everyone to enjoy such as:

  • Eight lane 25-meter lap pool with 1 and 3-meter springboard diving
  • Zero depth entry
  • Children’s interactive play feature with tipping bucket, waterslide and water cannons
  • Tropical-island themed lily pad walk
  • Waterslide plunge pool accommodating two slides
  • 720 sq. ft. tot pool with water play feature

By combining aquatic features that provide a combination of competitive swimming, entertainment value and instructional opportunities, the city of Salem is able to stay at the forefront of the industry, giving guests a reason to visit time and time again.

Counsilman-Hunsaker provided a site-specific systems and operations training following the nationally recognized guidelines of the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) Certified Pool/Spa Operators course.  This course emphasized and concentrated on systems and procedures to be used at the Salem Family Aquatic Center.