Size and Scope

The Woodland Aquatic Project is carefully studying the question “What size should the Woodland Aquatic Center be?”. There will always be trade-offs. If the facility is too large, the cost of construction and annual operations may not justify the amenities, but, if the facility is too small, we may fail to attract family memberships, fail to generate revenue through popular programs, and fail to fulfill the wants and needs of the community. We understand it is essential to identify the proper scope early because, when it comes to swimming pools, there is no going back to the drawing board after the concrete is poured.

The Strategic Plan analyzed our community Survey Results to determine the desires of the community regarding Scope, Location, and Funding.

In the time since then, the Scope has been revised to reflect input from City Council.  The Scope contained in the Request for Proposals includes:

  • Competitive lap pool – six lanes minimum to include a 1 meter spring diving board with diving well and spectator seating area(s) and rock climbing wall
  • Leisure pool area and lazy river with water features and slides
  • Hot tub
  • Mens, womens, and family locker/changing rooms
  • Lifeguard room with lockers and first aid station
  • Reception and entry control area with space for minor retail sales for swimming related gear
  • Administrative offices and conference room
  • Staff break room
  • Child care room
  • Room/area that can be used to host parties
  • Laundry, janitorial, and storage spaces
  • Mechanical room
  • Parking and landscaping

Leisure Pool Programming

Because of its warm temperature, the leisure pool will be an ideal body of water for…

  • Beginning swim lessons
  • Aqua-therapy
  • Gentle swimming
  • Water aerobics
  • Games and parties
  • Warm water lap swimming

Competitive/Lap Pool Programming
This cooler/deeper pool will support recreational and instructional programs such as…

  • Intermediate and advanced swim lessons
  • Middle and high school P.E. classes
  • Cool water lap swimming
  • Specialty courses like kayaking and paddle board
  • Water safety and lifeguarding classes
  • Diving lessons

In addition, the competitive pool can be used for a variety of competitive purposes including…

  • Year-round USA club swimming for children ages 6 and older
  • High-school swimming and diving
  • Masters swimming for adults
  • Sprint Triathlon and Xterra event


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