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  • Project Type Parks & Recreation
  • Project Service Impact Study
  • StatusCompleted 2009
  • ArchitectBrinkley Sargent Architects

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McKinney, TX, City of (Feasibility Study)

McKinney, TX

Counsilman-Hunsaker, in support of Brinkley Sargent Architects, was retained by the City of McKinney to complete a Recreation and Aquatic Feasibility Study. The unique report consisted of three parts: 1) Community Center Feasibility Study, 2) Outdoor Waterpark Feasibility Study, and 3) Aquatic Master Plan. Planning for the community center included various concepts of fitness centers, indoor competition pools, and outdoor recreation pools. Factors incorporated recreation program practices of the park system, school district needs during the day and after school, competition users, and users resulting from fitness and aquatic memberships. In addition, planning for the waterpark included various sized activity pools, wave pools, assorted waterslides, lazy rivers, and other attractions. The three-part study included concepts to meet the needs of the new community center and the potential waterpark. Economic modeling provided operational costs and projected revenues while the aquatic master plan included steps in making the community center and the outdoor waterpark a reality.

Aquatic Design & Engineering

After years of planning, the city of McKinney and McKinney Community Development Corporation teamed up to build the $36 million aquatics and fitness center. The facility features an indoor competition pool and a leisure pool; and an outdoor leisure and recreation pool. The fitness facility includes, weight training equipment, sports courts, an elevated track, babysitting facilities and multipurpose rooms, which are open to the public.