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Thompson Park Pool

Amarillo, TX
Construction Cost: $5.9M
Area / Square Feet: 4730 SF Building; 9373 SF Pools; 5.56 acre site
Occupancy Date: July 2021

After a tremendous outpouring of input from a community survey, the City of Amarillo was granted funding to update the 87-year-old Thompson Park Pool. The pool closed in 2018 after becoming a safety hazard to the community due to structural issues. The six-acre, $8 million outdoor community aquatic center received a complete overhaul and now features a lazy river, a zero-depth-entry leisure pool and a water-slide complex, alongside a brand-new concessions area and party pavilion. Thompson Park Pool was made possible when the city approved the funding in certificates of obligation. It is now considered the largest public aquatic center within the area.    

The goal for the facility was to appeal to citizens beyond the Amarillo city limits and into the surrounding Texas Panhandle region, bringing more tourism to the town. WTI worked in conjunction with a local architect to create a facility that honored the project budget and fulfilled community feature requests. The Thompson Park Pool anticipates providing aquatic entertainment for visitors of all ages for years to come.

QUICK FACTS

LEAD ARCHITECT: Parkhill

AQUATIC DESIGN CONSULTANT: Water Technology Inc.

COMPONENTS

  • Zero-depth-entry leisure pool
  • Lazy river 
  • Water slide
  • Concessions
  • Party pavilion

SUPPLIERS

Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology Inc.

Filtration Systems, Sanitization Systems: Neptune Benson / Evoqua

Cleaners/Vacuums: Spectrum Aquatics

ADA Lifts, Ladders/Grab Bars: S.R.Smith