Waters Edge Aquatic Design, Landworks Studio, and Professional Engineering Consultants were commissioned by the City of Wichita to conduct a multi-site pool planning and improvements project, addressing an aged pool system with decreasing participation. This phased project includes the conversion of four swimming pools to water playgrounds, addition of 2 new water playgrounds, and renovating six swimming pools.
Offering unique and exciting water playgrounds was a central focus of this project. It was also critically important to integrate branding, interactivity, seating and shade, aesthetically appealing design, and operational efficiency.
Phase 1 and 2 are under are complete, and opened in the Summer of 2021. These phases included five pool improvements and four water playground conversions. Phase 3 is under development which includes two new water playgrounds and pool improvements. The budget for each water playground is $1 million.