Roosevelt Pool Renovation and Addition

Roosevelt Pool Renovation and Addition

Glenview, IL

Project Description

The renovation of Roosevelt Pool transformed a Depression-era public pool into a 21st century aquatic facility that retains its heritage while providing new opportunities for the Glenview Park District community.

The original Roosevelt Pool featured a sand deck, potted plants and a lighting system now considered archaic and outdated. Today, the new 1,500-bathercapacity aquatic center features a 13,000-square-foot, zero-depth-entry activity pool, a 3,000-square-foot lap pool, a 1,000-square-foot diving pool and a “feature island” with a diving platform and two drop slides. Additional amenities include various water-play features, a raised terrace and shade elements.

Recognized by the Illinois Park & Recreation Association with an Outstanding Facility and Park Award in 2005, the renovated aquatic center also features an updated and expanded bathhouse and a new 1,500-square-foot concessions/filter building.

Aquatic center improvements were achieved within the constraints of a compact site in an established neighborhood park containing tennis courts and baseball fields. To address the existing bathhouse’s location eight feet above the pool deck, two curved, ADA-accessible ramps were installed, which not only fit neatly into the landscape, but also visually echo the circular pool shape.


Project Details

Architect: Williams Architects Ltd.; Carol Stream, Ill.
Aquatic Design Engineer: Innovative Aquatic Design LLC; Schaumburg, Ill.
Construction Cost: $4.8 million
Square Feet: Approximately 5 acres
Occupancy: June 2005

Pool Water Play Features: SCS Interactive

Pool Water Play Features: Fountain People Inc., The


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