Location: Garden City, Kansas | Architect/Engineer: Water’s Edge Aquatic Design
This nearly 33,000-square-foot indoor facility packs a lot of action for visitors. The waterpark is connected to a hotel and shares a parking lot with a restaurant. Branco worked closely with the developer and the design team to ensure the facility had the wow factor that was desired. A total of four multi-featured pools fit in the space. This includes the lazy river, which travels the perimeter. The waterpark had to be built in an existing building. This meant designing around support columns — most of which stood in the center of the building. These vertical elements were integrated into features: One might be hidden in a rockwork structure, while another might support a faux palm tree basketball column.