Sunset Hills, MO – Facility AuditSunset Hills, MO
In July 2007, Counsilman-Hunsaker conducted an evaluation of the swimming pools located in Watson Trail Park. The aquatic facility included two outdoor swimming pools: a Z-shaped pool and a wading pool. The report identified items which did meet the current rules and regulations of the St. Louis County Health Department, and provided possible options for consideration as the city decides the appropriate course of action for aquatic offerings at the Watson Trail Pool. With the pools facing physical and functional obsolescence, the city would like to continue to provide residents with an aquatic centerpiece for social, recreational, competitive, wellness, and educational activities. As identified in public meetings, residents requested a need to renovate the exiting site with a larger family aquatic center.
In May 2008, the city retained the team of Counsilman-Hunsaker and Hastings & Chivetta Architects to design a multi-purpose aquatic facility and community center for the citizens of Sunset Hills. The new facility completed in June 2010, and includes a six lane 25-yard lap pool, 3,400 sq. ft. leisure pool with lazy river, children’s recreation pool with play feature, swirling vortex and a new bathhouse.