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Maring Family Aquatic Center

Maring Family Aquatic Center

Chanute, Kansas


Family aquatic center delivered on fast-track schedule; design gives flexibility for future expansion


The new Maring Family Aquatic Center was completed via design-build delivery in time for a Memorial Day opening. SFS Architecture, teamed with Westport Pools and McCownGordon Construction, collaborated with Chanute leaders to develop a design that meets current user needs and allows for the addition of future structures. The facility includes an eight-lane, 25-yard competitive pool with 1 and 3 meter diving; a separate leisure pool with zero-depth entry, play/spray features and a 475-foot lazy river; water slides; shade structures; an elevated viewing/eating area; and low-maintenance landscaping. An adjacent building was renovated to accommodate admissions, concessions, showers/restrooms, storage, first aid room, and managers office. Additional aquatic features, a party room, and a competition pool building enclosure were planned to facilitate future construction.