• Pool Type Outdoor 25-Yard, Outdoor Leisure
  • Project Type Parks & Recreation
  • Project Service Design Services, Impact Study
  • StatusCompleted 2015
  • ArchitectKimley-Horn & Associates, Inc.

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Doug Russell Pool

Midland, TX

Doug Russel Pool (1) Doug Russel Pool (2) Doug Russel Pool (3)In 2013, Counsilman-Hunsaker was retained by the City of Midland to conduct a Feasibility Study to determine the future of the Doug Russell Pool. The pool was built in the 1950s and had been facing physical and functional obsolescence with only having a few upgrades since being built.

The goal of the study was to determine whether the facility should be renovated with pool mechanical system upgrades only or replaced with a new aquatic facility to include recreational amenities. Construction costs and operating expenses were provided for each option to ensure the city had the information needed to make a knowledgeable decision. In December 2013, the city decided to move forward with replacing the facility with a new aquatic center.

Up to 1,000 people per day are using the new $3.25 million facility that features the following amenities:

2,400 sq. ft. Lap Pool

  • Dropslide
  • Climbing wall
  • Four 25-yard lap lanes
  • Water basketball

4,800 sq. ft. Lazy River

  • Waterslide
  • Lily pad walk
  • Three large stair entries
  • Varies spray features

700 sq. ft. Recreation Pool

  • Children’s play feature with tot slide
  • Zero depth entry
  • Varies spray features
  • Underwater shelf

300 sq. ft. Sprayground