The Natatorium Community Recreation & Wellness Center

Feasibility Study + Design

This popular recreation and wellness facility has become the heart and soul of the thriving Cuyahoga Falls community of 50,000 residents. Strategically sited downtown, the $26.7 million, 114,000-s.f. Natatorium Community Recreation and Wellness Center was constructed through a unique funding method: a revenue bond repaid solely with user fees.

The center features a recreation activity pool and spa, competition pool and instructional pool, as well as two gymnasiums, a fitness center, aerobics studios, community spaces, children’s playground, administrative spaces and hospital wellness center operated by Summa Health Systems. The atrium and rotunda have captured the experience of the “rocky gorge and falls,” a beloved local icon.

Project at a Glance


Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio


City of Cuyahoga Falls

Architect of Record

Braun & Steidl Architects


$26.7 Million (Hard & Soft Costs)



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