Overland Park, Kansas
The City of Overland Park engaged SFS to develop design and construction documents for Phase 1 improvements to replace the existing pool house with a new multi-purpose bath house that includes:
- Site improvements and landscaping updates to the existing parking areas, a new trash enclosure and sidewalks.
- New seasonal changing facilities that were not gender-specific but allowed for fully accessible family or companion care changing rooms.
- Administrative offices and guard spaces with maximum visibility and considerations for staffing efficiency.
- A 4-season restroom that would serve the park users year-round. Provisions for a future spray ground on the east side of the facility.
- A connected multi-purpose shelter space that is designed to be within the secured fence of the aquatic facility during the swim season but utilized by park visitors year-round when the pool is not open.
- Multi-purpose space adjacent to the shelter area that can be rented for birthday parties during the swim season or year-round during the pool off-season.
The design solution is a unique blend of seasonal specific and year-round multi-use spaces organized around a breezeway entry. Building materials were selected that are low-maintenance and durable to minimize on-going cost of operations. For example, all interior finishes are burnished or glazed concrete masonry which eliminated the need for almost all interior painting. Exterior materials include fiber cement, natural limestone and standing seam metal roofing.