Heckart Community Center

Sedalia, Missouri
Construction Cost: $23 million
Area / Square Feet: 92,000 (total facility)
Occupancy Date: March 2022

Heckart Community Center’s design encompasses a significant amount of input from the community of Sedalia. After two decades of anticipation for a new community center, two ballots were issued and approved by voters in 2019 to make this dream a reality. 

The aquatic elements consist of a 25-meter competition pool with starting blocks and diving boards that make it suitable for lap swimming, programming opportunities such as learn-to-swim, and swim meets. The warm-water multi-use pool is segmented into four different zones. These zones include a zero-depth-entry splash play zone, a multipurpose activity teaching area, and an open two-lane water area with a current channel. The cool-water competition/lap pool and warm-water lifestyle pool co-exist in the same room, which saves energy and allows each pool to operate independently without impacting the operation of the other. The whirlpool’s temperature can be modified for recreational or therapeutic use. 

Unique to this facility are themed elements that resemble a jungle-like experience. Specifically, a “rain cloud” water feature that’s mounted on the ceiling gives the impression of a “storm” through lighting and sounds.


SFS Architecture Inc. 


Water Technology Inc. 


• Eight-lane, 25-yard competition pool 

• Two diving boards 

• Diving well • Current channel 

• Zero-depth-entry splash play zone 

• Warm-water lifestyle pool 

• Whirlpool 

• Water slide


Scoreboard/Timing Systems
Colorado Time Systems
Paddock Pool Equipment Co.
Ladders/Grab Bars, Rails, Cleaners/Vacuums, Diving BoardsSpectrum Aquatics 
Chemical Control Systems
Westlake Water Solutions, Accu-Tab System