Wisconsin Rapids Regional Aquatics Center

Project Type:
Community Recreation
Location:
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

After years of public discussion and engagement, the city of Wisconsin Rapids decided to improve the Witter Field Park with the addition of a water park. Community feedback indicated a strong desire for having aquatics that serve both a multigenerational community and tourists who visit Wisconsin Rapids. The $12 Million project has been funded through a mix of public funds, matching grants, private donations, and corporate contributions.

Water Technology, Inc. (WTI) was hired to provide aquatic planning, design, and engineering services for the future Wisconsin Rapids Regional Aquatic Center. Because of uncertainties in final funding totals WTI developed multiple designs to accommodate various funding levels without compromising key amenities and features.

Two principals guided the aquatic design: to appeal to the multigenerational families of Wisconsin Rapids, and to become a regional attraction. WTI designed three separate aquatic spaces to meet the diverse community needs. The first space is designed for those with small children who will enjoy the 2553 SF zero-depth entry tot pool which has geysers, interactive play features, a tot slide, and toddler-sized lazy river. The second space features an enormous 7,667 SF leisure pool, with an activity area, a lazy river with action channel, and a three-story waterslide that terminates into a refreshing plunge area. The final space is designed for fun exercise opportunities for the whole family, including a climbing wall, a diving board, and a three-lane Wibit obstacle course that is fun for the whole family.

The Wisconsin Rapids Regional Aquatic Center opened its doors on July 6, 2020 to a great reception from the local community.

Project Highlights
  • Leisure Pool 7667 SF, Activity Pool 2333 SF, Diving Board 1M, Climbing Wall, Wibit Course, Water Basketball, Body Slide, Plunge Area for Lazy River, Action Channel (75 FT), Lazy River (260 FT), Tot Pool Zero-Depth Entry (2553 SF), Tot Slide, Play Features, Geysers
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