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Dallas Aquatics Master Plan City Revision 050813

Dallas Aquatics Master Plan City Revision 050813

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Park Board passes updated master plan for the city's aquatic system.
Park Board passes updated master plan for the city's aquatic system.

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 AquaticFacilitiesStudy
Park and Recreation DepartmentCity of Dallas, TexasJuly 2012
Contact: Mark Hatchel2201 West Royal LaneSuite 275Irving, TX 75063(214) 420-5600Contact: Kevin Post10733 Sunset Office DriveSuite 400St. Louis, MO 63127(314) 894-1245
 Mission Statement 
 Dallas Aquatics is dedicated to providing high quality aquatic programs and experiences that are safe, fun and affordable, and that promote water safetyand the enjoyment of swimming as alifelong recreational pursuit.
Source: Department of Parks and Recreation,City of Dallas, Texas
 
Table of Contents
1.0 Background ...................................................................................................... 1
Introduction .....................................................................................................................1History of Prior Aquatic Planning Efforts ........................................................................1Planning Methodology.....................................................................................................3
2.0 Current Trends in Aquatics .............................................................................. 7
Planning for Diverse Aquatic User Groups ......................................................................7Further Defining Aquatic User Groups ............................................................................8 National Trends in Aquatics .......................................................................................... 10Recreational Amenities .................................................................................................. 11Aquatic Facility Options ................................................................................................ 13Approaches to Aquatic Planning .................................................................................... 14Why Not Build All Pools Indoor? .................................................................................. 14Comparison of Other City Aquatic Systems ................................................................... 15
3.0 Existing Aquatic Facilities ............................................................................. 174.0 Other Area Providers ..................................................................................... 25
Private Fitness with Pools .............................................................................................. 31YMCA Pools ................................................................................................................. 34School Pools .................................................................................................................. 35
5.0 Recommended Master Plan ............................................................................ 37
Preliminary Master Plan Options ................................................................................... 37Baseline Construction Costs .......................................................................................... 37Option 1: Build Ten Community Family Aquatic Centers .............................................. 39Option 2: Build Six Regional Family Aquatic Centers ................................................... 41Staff Recommended Master Plan ................................................................................... 43Site Selection Criteria .................................................................................................... 43Bahama Beach Waterpark.............................................................................................. 45Bachman Indoor Pool .................................................................................................... 45
6.0 Demographics and Other Considerations ....................................................... 47
Population ..................................................................................................................... 47Mosaic Lifestyles .......................................................................................................... 48Income .......................................................................................................................... 49Age Distribution ............................................................................................................ 50Weather ......................................................................................................................... 51
7.0 Opinion of Financial Performance ................................................................. 53
Opinion of Revenue ....................................................................................................... 53Opinion of Expenses ...................................................................................................... 55Cash Flow ..................................................................................................................... 58Operational Summary Comparison ................................................................................ 60
Appendix A: Partial Glossary of Terms & AbbreviationsAppendix B: General Limiting Conditions

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