William L. Welch Community Swimming Pool

State College, PA


The William L. Welch Community Swimming Pool Renewal Plan began in 2009 with an Aquatic Feasibility Study, provided by Counsilman-Hunsaker. The swimming pool was enjoyed for its community atmosphere, but residents wanted the pool experience updated, to meet new codes requirements, serve regional needs, keep capital and operating costs reasonable for customers and the five municipalities it serves, and to cooperate with the State College Area School District for parking and land use. Uniting the political bodies necessary for making these new pools a reality was no small feat. The new pools were achieved through a partnership of five municipalities: the Borough of State College, College Township, Ferguson Township, Harris Township and Patton Township.


Pool Type

Outdoor 25 Yard

Outdoor Leisure


Project Type

Parks and Recreation

Project Service

Design Services


Feasibility Study


Completed 2011


hP Architects

Project Amenities

Counsilman-Hunsaker, in association with HP Architects, formed a team to provide architectural and engineering services for the new William L. Welch Pool. The 12,300 sq. ft. aquatic center consists of:


4,500 sq. ft. Competition Pool

Eight lane 25-yards

Two 1-meter diving boards

7,750 sq. ft. Recreation Pool

Current channel


Two waterslides

Zero entry

Interactive play structure

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