Wichita, KS

Wichita Aquatics

Client: City of Wichita, KS

Category: Parks + Recreation

Date: 2021

Project Features
  • Themed Play Events
  • Art Collaboration
  • Custom Features
  • Splash Pad Design
  • Playground Design

The City of Wichita selected a team led by Water Edge Aquatic Design to renovate and redesign 12 of their aging aquatics facilities across the city.  The scope entailed make-overs of 6 existing swimming pools, the conversion of 4 pools into spray grounds, and the construction of 2 brand new spray grounds into existing parks.  Landworks Studio took the lead on the design of all 6 spray grounds.  Working with both surrounding neighborhoods and City staff, Landworks Studio developed unique themes for each of the 6 locations which built off of the local history or culture of the place.  Landworks and Waters Edge worked closely with City staff each step of the way, first establishing a strong conceptual design for each spray ground; then selecting aquatic equipment site furnishings and shade structures; then assembling a full set of design documents for review by City staff and the City of Wichita  Design Council.  While each spray ground is unique Landworks sought for each to provide a mix of both aquatic and dry play features, play value for park users of all ages, shade through both trees and fabric structures, a variety of textures and tactile surfaces, and a water experience found no where else in the region.  Presently, four of the spray grounds have been built at Evergreen, Edgemoor Park, Boston, and Linwood Parks.  The last two spray grounds at Planeview and Harrison Parks are designed and scheduled for construction during the spring of 2022.

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