HutchinsonHutchinson Family Aquatic Center

Hutchinson, MN

USAquatics, Inc. was hired by The City to assess the existing outdoor pool facility.  The existing pool and locker rooms had a number of maintenance and code issues.   The facility was outdated and had seen a tremendous drop in attendance in the past few years.

A thorough facility assessment was conducted and The City was provided with documentation on necessary repairs and budget estimates to reflect those corrections.  Estimates were also provided on an option to replace the existing wading pool with a zero depth entry, the addition of a plunge pool with waterslides, and lastly an option for a complete overhaul of the locker room areas and a new aquatic center to meet the needs of the community.

USAquatics, Inc. worked directly with City staff and over the course of several meetings created a design concept that added the desired amenities  

The new design was master planned to include an 8-lane lap area with attached diving well.  The diving well offers both 1 and 3 meter diving, a climbing wall and zip line.  A separate splash pool provides a large zero depth entry area with a number of play elements.  The splash is connected to a lazy river that allows users to start their ride on an inner tube water slide.  Also attached are two additional waterslide with a dedicated plunge area.  The reconfiguration of the locker area will create better flow and better serve the aquatic center, as well as, the existing recreation center.