• Pool Type Indoor Leisure
  • Project Type Parks & Recreation
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2018
  • ArchitectBollinger Consulting Architects


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Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community -Way of Life Facility (WOLF)

Scottsdale, AZ

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is a sovereign tribe located in the metropolitan Phoenix area. Bounded by the cities of Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, and Fountain Hills, the community encompasses 52,600 acres, with 19,000 held as a natural preserve. With two distinct backgrounds and cultures, the community is comprised of two Native American tribes: the Pima, “Akimel O’odham” (River People) and the Maricopa, “Xalychidom Piipaash” (People who live toward the water).

The community proudly owns and operates several successful enterprises, including the new Way of Life Facility (WOLF), Talking Stick Golf Club, Talking Stick Resort, Salt River Fields, Salt River Devco, Casino Arizona, Salt River Sand and Rock, Phoenix Cement, Saddleback Communications, Salt River Financial Services, and Salt River Landfill.

WOLF celebrated its grand opening in March 2018. The 119,000 sq. ft., two-story community center includes a natatorium, indoor gymnasiums, indoor running track, fitness space, full-service kitchen with dining area, and office and classroom space. In addition, the 14.3-acre site has a skate park, baseball and soccer fields, BBQ stations, restrooms, sprayground, and play areas.

Aquatic amenities include:

6,000 sq. ft. Recreation Pool

  • Three 25-yard lap lanes
  • Ramped entry
  • Zero beach entry
  • Stair entry
  • Play structure
  • Various spray features
  • Current channel
  • Waterslide
  • Water basketball
  • Water volleyball

300 sq. ft. Spa

500 sq. ft. Sprayground

WOLF achieved the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for energy efficient design.