In 2014, The Decatur Park District commissioned Counsilman-Hunsaker to provide a swimming pool audit of the Fairview Family Aquatic Center. Counsilman-Hunsaker inspected the two outdoor bodies of water which included a six lane lap pool and a sprayground. To assist in defining a course of action regarding the future of the facility, an opinion of probable construction cost was provided for recommended repairs for long-term use.
In 2016, Counsilman-Hunsaker conducted a feasibility study regarding the renovation of the 25-year-old Fairview Family Aquatic Center. Several options were developed, an option to renovate the existing facility and an option for a full replacement with a new aquatic center, thus giving the city a comparison of costs and future pro forma for all scenarios.
The pool is a major aspect of the district's water park project, which has been a part of its lakefront development plans for more than five years. In November 2016, the board unanimously opted to build a new aquatic center in Nelson Park rather than renovating the aging Fairview Park Pool.