The new Aquatic Facility is an added feature to Independence Community Park.
The National Acclaimed firm of Kimley-Horn Counsilman-Hunsaker & Associates was selected, and has completed an inventory of existing BREC pool facilities and staff. There were several public meetings that BREC held to get input regarding the future of aquatics for the citizens of East Baton Rouge Parish. Kimley-Horn Counsilman-Hunsaker Associates were involved in all these meetings and shared ideas with the public. This input was used to develop the final master plan.
The study took months to complete. The final Master Plan was presented to the entire BREC Commission upon its completion and was approved. Data Collection: Inventory of BREC facilities and any private or quasi-private aquatic facilities presently operating in the parish. Initial public meetings with BREC staff, community groups, and the general public to determine what programs and/or specific activities need to be included in the master plan.
The aquatics facility includes the following amenities
Bath House / Administration Building
Sand Volleyball Court
Water Crossing Feature
Zero Entry Beach
Splash Play Area
Water Bowl Slide
Water Play Feature
Expanded Paved Parking Lot
Inventory & review of facilities -- complete
Public & group meetings -- complete
Final Master Plan completed by Kimley-Horn and approved by BREC Commission
Construction Documents completed by Kimley-Horn
Bidding completed & accepted by BREC Commission
Construction is complete
Grand Opening May 25, 2011
Click here to view the Independence Park Family Aquatic Center Master Plan
Click here to learn more about the professionals chosen to do the master planning, Kimley-Horn Counsilman-Hunsaker & Associates.