Tom Muehlenbeck Center

Plano, TX


Designed by Brinkley Sargent Architects, Mesa Design Group, Moody Nolan, and Counsilman-Hunsaker, the natatorium complements the center’s flowing architecture with sweeping views inspired from an adjacent wetland creek, one of the shaping forces of the project. A 25-yard eight lane indoor lap pool with on-deck seating provides competitive aquatics. An outdoor free-form leisure pool maximizes a strong visual connection between the inside and outside bodies of water.


'Best Of' Award

Texas Construction Magazine


Innovative Architecture & Design

Recreation Management


Architectural Showcase

Athletic Business


Pool Type

Indoor 25 Yard

Indoor Leisure

Outdoor Leisure


Project Type

Parks and Recreation

Project Service

Design Services


Completed 2007


Brinkley Sargent Architects/Moody Nolan

Project Amenities

Other amenities of the 82,000 sq. ft. center include a double gymnasium, fitness center (separate spaces for kids and adults), elevated running track, drop-in preschool, group exercise room, multi-purpose room, arts and crafts studio, and game room.

Mechanical Room Renovation – 2021

Counsilman-Hunsaker was contracted through the City of Plano to design a full pool mechanical equipment renovation. This consisted of a complete replacement of the filtration systems, chemical feed systems, secondary disinfectant UV systems, water chemistry controllers, water level controllers, flow meters, as well as the recirculation and feature pumps. Additionally, the existing backwash basin received a new waterproof finish. Counsilman-Hunsaker coordinated for the new UV control panels to be relocated to an adjacent storage room to prevent corrosion.

The existing filtration systems were driving the need for these renovations. The old filter tanks that were installed at this facility were from a manufacturer that no longer provides operation support and as a result, the city was no longer able to obtain replacement parts.

4,300 sq. ft. 25-yard indoor competition pool

Eight lap lanes

Dual one-meter springboards

Enclosed flume drop slide

On-deck seating with moveable bleachers

6,300 sq. ft. indoor leisure pool

Two leisure lap lanes

Open flume waterslide


Current channel

Water play structure

Ramp entry

8,000 sq. ft. outdoor leisure pool

Three zero-ground-runout waterslides

Spray pad and children's play area

Water spray fountains

Water volleyball

Water basketball

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