Kettle Moraine YMCA Family Adventure Pool

Project Type:
Community Recreation
West Bend, Wisconsin

In 2008, the Kettle Moraine YMCA received a generous donation of $1,350,000 to construct a facility that resembles the Wisconsin Dells water attractions. With this initial leadership donation, the YMCA kicked off its fundraising campaign for a new aquatic center; the campaign raised just over $3 million through the support of local individuals, businesses and foundations.

WTI was part of the team serving the YMCA and Neuman Pools in designing the $4 million Family Adventure Pool (connected to the YMCA's existing lap pool and instructional area). The new aquatic facility features a lazy river, zero depth entry, two lap lanes (for additional instruction), a tube slide and a body slide. Construction began in the fall of 2010, and the facility opened on-schedule in June 2011.

Project Highlights
  • The wall mural is painted by Milwaukee artist Tony Spolar, creating a serene ambience illustrating local wildlife and local landmarks.
  • Unique to the Kettle Moraine YMCA Family Adventure Pool is its Kettle Moraine Water Tower, which sprays water onto swimmers below from a leaky pickle and beet barrel.
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