Broomfield Bay Aquatic Park Expansion

Feasibility Study

The City and County of Broomfield, Colorado engaged Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture and Water Technology, Inc. to study design for the future needs and expansion of the Broomfield Bay Aquatic Center, in operation since 1990. BRS and WTI worked with Broomfield staff to create a phased design solution that combines classic aquatic center elements with the current popular trends in aquatic facilities. Two concepts, which took advantage of available and reclaimed land around the site, were presented at the beginning of the project. The main emphasis for each concept was to embellish the existing facility with items that appeal to families, who comprise the majority of users, and to maintain the park-like setting that makes visiting "The Bay" so uniquely pleasant. The chosen concept incorporated a chain of islands in a lazy river, with a surf stream in one and a passive zone in the second, as well as an entirely landscaped island. Aquatic elements in the renovation plan include:

  • New entry and exit to the facility
  • New concession/office building
  • New family change building/mechanical room
  • New reservable party structure
  • New sand play area
  • Elevation of existing slide platforms and lengthening of slides
  • Iconic signature slide

Project at a Glance


Broomfield, Colorado


City and County of Broomfield


$5.6 Million (Estimated)


Study: 2007

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