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Kirksville Aquatic Center

Kirksville Aquatic Center

Kirksville, Missouri


SFS provided design services in collaboration with Waters Edge Aquatic Design for the extensive renovation of this existing aquatic complex, including an indoor pool, outdoor pool and bathhouse. SFS performed a feasibility study and needs assessment that included community engagement to determine the priorities and scope of the project.


Improvements to the existing indoor facility include renovation of an existing six-lane by 25-yard lap pool to provide a shallow play area and current channel with four 25-yard lap lanes. The existing 6,600 square foot indoor pool enclosure was renovated with new translucent daylighting panels to improve building performance and expanded to allow for additional indoor deck seating.


The existing outdoor leisure and lap pool was heavily modified to include six 25-yard lap lanes, a zero-depth entry with new play features, a lazy river and a family slide. Other new amenities include a dual flume slide tower with deck run-outs, deck sprays, night swim lighting, shade structures and birthday party rental areas on deck.


A new 7,600 square foot bathhouse provides consolidated pool mechanical space, administrative offices for the facility and parks staff, party and meeting rooms, concessions, and changing rooms for men, women, and families. Changing facilities included adult changing tables for companion care and considered the active aging population that utilizes the indoor lap lanes throughout the year. Concessions sales windows are configured to allow flexibility when the outdoor pool is closed. Staffing needs were considered by collocating concessions, admissions, and guards’ spaces to allow for multi-tasking during non-peak periods of the day. While the bathhouse facilities are primarily new, portions of existing walls and foundations were modified for the pool mechanical space and covered with new exterior materials to provide a fresh and seamless appearance.