9,803 sq. ft. of water surface area
The City of Gladstone teamed with the North Kansas City School District to provide a premier community center for their area residents. Waters edge designed all 3 pools of the facility ADA accessible. In addition to community and fitness amenities, the facility focused on aquatics, both competitive and recreational. The eight lane 25-yard competition pool includes seating for over 1,500 and is equipped with a large, multifunctional video screen, and a small underwater viewing area. The competitive area also features a large diving well, which is able to be used as a warm-up or cool-down area for athletes during major competitions. Also included in the facility is a pirate themed recreation area with a large pirate ship, water slide, additional water features and two lap lanes. Separated from the competition area by a wall of glass, this area can still be functional when the facility is hosting competitions.