Waukee Family YMCA

SVPA Architects was asked to design a full-service YMCA that expands services for the current membership (7,000 strong and growing) and create a “recreation destination” for the community.

Client Since 1987
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Completion Date

Spring 2009

Project Size

73,000 SF

Type of Delivery

Negotiated Contract

Our Solution

Hospitality, action and excitement were the prevailing themes of the design. As members and visitors enter the facility, an inviting, open space immediately introduces them to the available activities – the family gym, family center, pools, coffee bar and conversation areas. The family center is a unique area connected to the family gym. Kids are encouraged to be active, creative and independent, while still allowing supervision from other program areas. The state-of-the-art natatorium features a recreation pool with all the amenities: splash and spray features, floatables, toddler slide, basketball and other sport areas, and therapy bench. The eight-lane full competition pool, a joint effort with the Waukee Community School District, comes complete with three- and one-meter diving and seating for 500 spectators.