• Pool Type Indoor 25-Meter, Indoor Leisure
  • Project Type Parks & Recreation
  • Project Service Design Services
  • ArchitectGEC Architecture


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Rocky Ridge Recreation Facility

Calgary AB, Canada

After completing programming exercises for four recreation facilities in the City of Calgary, Counsilman-Hunsaker in association with GEC Architects, was retained to provide design and engineering services for two new recreation centres in the City of Calgary: Quarry Park Recreation Facility and Rocky Ridge Recreation Facility.

The facilities will be designed to serve the needs of both residents and employees from the surrounding communities. The centres will act as a community hub to increase opportunities for community gatherings and social connections.

The Rocky Ridge Recreation Facility is approximately 300,000 sq. ft. and will sit in the middle of a natural park, featuring views of the mountains and surrounded by wetlands, nature trails and pathways. The facility will feature aquatics, leisure and sport ice rinks, gymnasiums, a fitness centre, an open-concept self-service library, a theatre, an art studio and exhibition space. Aquatic amenities include:

520 square meter Competition Pool

  • Eight 25-meter lap lanes
  • Two 1-meter diving boards

18 square meter Competition Spa

475 square meter Leisure Pool

  • Waterslide runout
  • Wave pool
  • Artificial rock climbing wall
  • Current channel
  • Vortex
  • Underwater bench seating area
  • Zero entry
  • Interactive play structure
  • Cascades
  • Water flower feature

32 square meter Leisure Spa