Moody Park Outdoor Pool | Athletic Business

Moody Park Outdoor Pool

New Westminster, B.C.
Construction Cost: $3.2 million (Canadian)
Area / Square Feet: 24,000
Occupancy Date: July 2009

Moody Park Outdoor Pool is the first new outdoor public pool built in British Columbia in several decades. Key to the project was the addition of multiuse features not present in the original pool at Moody Park.

The building is simply planned with an administration area controlling access to change rooms. Application of several Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design techniques are used, including the absence of lockers in change rooms in favor of more highly visible lockers that are located in a breezeway accessed from or even on the pool deck. Change rooms are designed so that they can be used in different seasons — they convert to serve soccer, lacrosse and baseball once the relatively short swimming season concludes.

The pool is designed to support both leisure and instructional use. Leisure pool features more typically associated with indoor pools were used to complement instructional components, including three 25-meter lanes, two 20-meter lanes for instructional use, a diving area, toddlers’ bubble tub and zero-depth entry.

Interior finishes are durable and vandalism-resistant, but the choice of finishes and color palette creates a higher-quality feel not normally associated with public pools. This is evident in the use of ivory and bone-colored floor tiles throughout the change rooms, wooden benches, partitions and millwork.