Dove Waterpark

Project Type:
Community Recreation
Grapevine, Texas

WTI was hired by the City of Grapevine in 2012 for the renovation of its existing pool, located in Dove Park. The six-lane, L-shaped swimming pool with attached diving and a small children's pool no longer met the needs of the growing community of Grapevine. Located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Grapevine has a population of 50,514, grows to over 120,000 people during the day and encompasses an area of approximately 35.85 square miles.

The new pool opened on May 25, 2013 to a full crowd, despite the cloudy weather. The $2.7 million renovation rivals neighboring pools with an expanded swimming area and zero depth entry. It also features with an interactive play structure, shade, a water spray tunnel and geysers, along with an activity pool with floatable play features, a water walk, aqua climbing wall, drop slide and a run-out slide. The pool also has plenty of shade and lounge opportunities for guests, including underwater bench seating and a wet deck lounge with chairs.

The pool renovation was part of a greater park renovation initiative which included updated basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. Dove Waterpark has proven to be a massive success for the city of Grapevine in the years after its opening, and it continues to draw crowds daily.

Project Highlights
  • 8,385-square-foot outdoor recreation pool featuring zero depth entry
  • Interactive play structure and shade areas
  • Water spray tunnel and geysers
  • Drop slide and body slide with runout
  • Wet deck lounge
  • Underwater bench
  • Water walk
  • Aqua climbing wall
  • Tethered floatable log and turtle
  • LED lighting

Recreation Facility Design for the North Texas Region Award, Texas Recreation and Parks Association, November 2013

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