Valley View Aquatic Center

Aquatic Centers
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • Completed 2004
  • 24,429 sq. ft. water surface area

Waters Edge was commissioned by the City of West Des Moines, Iowa to plan and design two aquatic centers for the growing community.  Valley View was the first and largest of the two constructed for the City, including over 24,00 square feet of water on a massive 18 acre site.

Valley View Aquatic Center is divided into three distinct areas that cater to all demographics of the family-oriented community:  a shallow play pool for younger children, competitive lap/diving pool for swimming lessons/meets and open recreation, and a lazy river with water slides for all ages!  The facility serves as a centerpiece for development in West Des Moines.  Prior to the new facility, the existing pools experienced an annual attendance of approximately 35,000 seasonal guests, but now the two new, modern aquatic centers average a whopping 135,000 guests each summer!