In July 2007, Counsilman-Hunsaker conducted an audit of the swimming pool located in Watson Trail Park. The report identified items which did not meet the current rules and regulations of the St. Louis County Health Department and provided possible options for consideration as the city decided the appropriate course of action.
In May 2008, the city retained the team of Counsilman-Hunsaker and Hastings & Chivetta Architects to design a multi-purpose aquatic facility and community center for the citizens of Sunset Hills to enjoy.
The newly designed aquatic center utilized the unique topography of the site to provide spectator seating and ample views throughout.
Complete in June 2010, the new outdoor aquatic facility includes:
- 4,500 sq. ft. eight lane 25-yard lap pool with two 1-meter diving boards and spectator seating
- 3,800 sq. ft. lazy river
- 3,400 sq. ft. leisure pool with tumble-bucket play feature, swirling vortex and underwater bench seating
- Entirely renovated bathhouse and expanded concession stand area