Schifferdecker Aquatic Center

Aquatic Centers
  • Joplin, Missouri
  • Completed 2013
  • 16,383 sq. ft. of water surface area

The Schifferdecker Aquatic Center includes modern aquatic center amenities in a facility that pays homage to its turn of the century heritage.  The facility serves its strong competitive swim community with a 25 yard and 50 meter competitive venue, but a also provides 16 different water recreational play activities within its two pools and wet deck areas.  Located within a modest hillside, the facility offers an intimate character with multiple tiers and transitions to different the many different aquatic amenities.  The aquatic features, materials, detailing and color selection were chosen specifically to blend modern play features with the preservation of the City’s proud industrial mining heritage.