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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

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

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

A big thank  you to everyone that stopped by our booth at the 2014 NRPA Conference & Expo in Charlotte!  We had a blast catching up with past and current clients, and enjoyed meeting many potential clients.  We are already looking forward to attending next year.  See you in Las Vegas!  Below is a short … Read more

What is the first thought that enters your head when you hear theming? Maybe it is a Disney “Theme Park”, a “themed” party, or event. Did you know that theming can also be utilized within your aquatic facility as well? One of the hottest trends currently is utilizing a theme or a brand throughout, to … Read more

Waters Edge is the proud winner of a 2014 Dream Design Award from Aquatics International for the design of Schifferdecker Aquatic Center in Joplin, Missouri.  The award recognizes Schifferdecker as a top designed leisure pool/family aquatic center in the world.  The award acknowledges the facilities unique reflection of city history and culture through modern aquatic elements and … Read more

When families think about taking a dip at the pool, they might not always think about the type of water sanitation used.  People who visit the pool should not have to worry about that.  However, it is important for pool operators to know the benefits and challenges of the different choices that keep pools clean. … Read more

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