Griffin Structures has been selected as the Project Manager for the city of Piedmont’s new community pool, aquatic center project. Currently embarking on the first significant vertical construction project in many decades, this project will be the first Capital Improvement Bond project issued in generations. Services include Program and Construction Management.
Once completed, the facility will serve competitive swim and water polo, instruction, water fitness, and recreational users of all ages. The plan features two bodies of water; a deep water Competitive Pool and a shallow Leisure or Recreation Pool. The competitive pool includes a “stretch 25” competition pool that includes a 4-foot movable bulkhead and two 1-meter diving boards. This 9,600 SF (30 meter x 25 yard) pool will serve a variety of programs including competitive swim and water polo (practices as well as dual meets and matches), lap swim, aquatics camps, clinics and instruction, and recreational swimming/diving. The movable bulkhead allows for the pool to be divided so that concurrent programs can take place at the same time.
In addition to the competitive pool, the conceptual design includes a 3,900 SF, zero-depth entry Leisure Pool that may feature an activity structure, spray features and small waterslides. Within the Leisure Pool there will be a 25 yard, 2-lane instructional area for swim lessons and lap swim. Together, the two pools as conceived will provide the Piedmont community with 13,500 SF of water.
The Conceptual Master Plan also includes a 7,700 SF, 2-story Bathhouse at the eastern end of the property. The Bathhouse ground floor will have a main entry and reception area, changing /restrooms, concessions and a 1,200 SF mechanical room. The second floor will provide a restroom for the adjacent tennis courts, two multi-purpose rooms, office space and an observation deck overlooking the two pools and views of the bay.
Renderings: ELS Urban Architecture and Urban Design