Shawnee Splash Water Park

  • Shawnee, Oklahoma
  • Completed 2015
  • 8,890 sq. ft. of water surface area

Waters Edge Engineers provided the city of Shawnee, OK, with a feasibility study of the existing pool which was built in the 1930’s.  Like many communities, the leaders of Shawnee wanted to provide the citizens with a modern aquatic center, but do so as financially efficient as possible.  Many options were studied, which ranged from simple renovations to complete replacement.  The results of the study allowed the city to save portions of the bathhouse and the diving well structure, which allotted more of the budget to modern aquatic play features

Since the existing diving basin was too shallow for one-meter and three-meter diving, Waters Edge designers took an unusual approach to deepening the pool by raising the walls and surrounding the deck of the swimming pool.  The end result is a very unique elevated diving well with a cascading waterfall along the entire face of the pool.  The facility also complements the surrounding park by providing a spray ground and concession area that can be utilized during events in the park.  The project also restored the appearance of the bathhouse closer to its original 1930’s appearance.