Kirksville’s original aquatic facility opened in 1999, and featured an indoor lap pool as well as an outdoor leisure pool. In 2016, a feasibility study found that major renovations would be needed in order to keep the facility operable. Water Edge Aquatic Design teamed with an architect and a design firm to revitalize and improve the Kirksville Aquatic Center in 2018.
Through the study and renovation process, the community expressed a strong interest in expanding the facility’s programming potential. The indoor pool was designed to allow for swim team practice, lap swimming, water walking, and water aerobics. The outdoor pool was designed to offer fun and more modern features, with attention to limiting lifeguard demand and creating spaces for varying abilities and activity levels.