North Natomas Aquatic Center

Sacramento, California
Construction Cost: $7.9 million (aquatics)
Area / Square Feet: 18,000
Occupancy Date: April 2022

The second of two feasibility studies dating back to 2015 analyzed a different site for the Natomas Unified School District and proposed a primarily one-phased project (instead of a three-phased project) that required significant coordination with adjacent facilities. The chosen design includes a 50-meter competition pool — the first in the City of Sacramento — with shaded bleachers, a 25-yard leisure/ warm-up pool, and a zero-depth-entry children’s area with wet play features, water slides and splash-down areas. 

This $45 million, state-of-the-art joint-use community center and aquatics complex has become a significant asset to the Natomas community and exemplifies a successful partnership between the City of Sacramento and the Natomas Unified School District, hosting high school and regional competitive aquatics programs. In fact, the aquatic center successfully hosted more than 700 young athletes and their families at its first regional invitational swim meet, the Sierra Nevada Junior Olympics/Bill Rose Classic, in July 2022 — only a few months after opening. 

Phase 2 of the project is under construction, and includes a community center expansion, an events lawn and 181 additional parking spaces.


Studio W Architects


Aquatic Design Group


• 50-meter competition pool 

• Shaded bleachers 

• 25-yard leisure/warm-up pool 

• Zero-depth-entry children’s area with wet play features 

• Water slides 

• Splash-down areas


Chemical Control Systems
BECS Technology Inc.
Scoreboard/Timing SystemsColorado Time Systems
Sanitization Systems 
Neptune Benson/Evoqua