After years of public discussion and engagement, the City of Wisconsin Rapids decided to improve the Witter Field Park with the addition of a water park. Community feedback indicated a strong desire for having aquatics that serve both a multigenerational community and tourists who visit Wisconsin Rapids. The $12 million project was funded through a mix of public money, matching grants, private donations and corporate contributions.
Designers created three separate aquatic spaces to meet the diverse community needs. The first space is designed for those with small children who will enjoy the 2,552-square-foot, zero-depth-entry children’s pool, which has geysers, interactive play features, a tot slide and a toddler-sized lazy river. The second space features a 7,667-square-foot leisure pool with an activity area, a lazy river with action channel and a three-story waterslide that terminates into a refreshing plunge area. The final space is designed to offer family fun, including a climbing wall, a diving board and a three-lane obstacle course.