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As a specialized aquatic design and engineering firm, we are proud to be a part of some tremendous projects across the nation. Several of those projects, Long Branch Lagoon in Dodge City, Kansas, and Parrot Cove Water Park, in Garden City, Kansas, have recently been in the spotlight for the Athletic Business 2018 Aquatic Design Portfolio. … Read more

Water’s Edge is the proud winner of a 2017 Dream Design Award from Aquatics International for the Long Branch Lagoon Waterpark in Dodge City, KS.  The award recognizes Long Branch Lagoon as an internationally top designed leisure pool/family aquatic center. Acknowledging the story the park tells via a unique reflection of city history and culture through themed … Read more

  Water’s Edge Aquatic Design was honored to have the “Long Branch Lagoon” project featured as the cover story of the July 2017 issue of Parks and Rec Business. The story titled, “A Pioneer Project – A waterpark in the frontier of the Old West”, discusses the history of a project over a decade in … Read more

The Renovation Planning Process While all pools are not suitable or feasible for renovation, there is a planning process that can help you under­stand a pool’s renovation potential, and give community leaders the information they need to make an informed decision: Step I:  Identify the Project Goals There are different goals a commu­nity may pursue … Read more

Corrosion is only one of the destructive forces acting in and around water parks and aquatic facilities.  And it can be so very frustrating to pool operators and perhaps a little confusing to pool designers and building architects.  Selecting appropriate materials and finishes is critical during the design process.  Operators must understand their pool and … Read more

Our very own, Jeff Bartley was published in the most recent edition (view article here) of Parks & Recreation Business.  Jeff’s article examines the complex and valuable process of evaluating the operations (including expenses, revenues, programming, etc.), needs identifications, and the planning for a new or renovated outdoor municipal pool.

The end of the pool season will be here before we know it, and many parks and recreation professionals are already planning for winterization procedures.  Winterizing your aquatic facility is important in order to properly maintain the quality, and extend the life of the facility.  However, regardless of how well you take care of your … Read more

Over the years, our design staff has witnessed many communities across the country struggle with the steps towards developing a new or renovated aquatic facility.  The path is often unclear and difficult to navigate as budgets are projected, features are evaluated, and funding options are researched. As an aquatic consulting and design firm, our experience … Read more

How can you make an aquatic facility cost effective?  We hear that question more frequently now, especially in the current economy.  Planning a new facility, renovating an existing pool or adding a spray park gives you an opportunity to make cost effective decisions, but where do you begin?    Additionally, what operational and maintenance plans will … Read more

Renovations are in progress on Kansas City’s most photographed fountain.  JC Nichols Memorial Fountain on the Country Club Plaza, which was dyed blue this past October in honor of the Kansas City Royals’ epic World Series run, is undergoing substantial renovations this off-season.  The Waters Edge Aquatic Design team is honored to be a part … Read more

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