Waters Edge first completed a comprehensive evaluation of the existing facility which resulted in the recommendation for a new aquatic center. Following completion of a Park Master Plan, the city passed funding for a new outdoor aquatic center along with development of a 60-acre park and community recreation center.
The aquatic facility serves a large community adjacent to Oklahoma City and is also near Norman, Oklahoma. Located along an active railroad line, the site is otherwise surrounded by a mostly residential area. The play features are themed to honor the railroad history of the community.