(November 18, 2022)
Mesquite Aquatics Center
The Mesquite Aquatics Center features renovations to the previous Dallas College Eastfield Campus’s aquatic center. The pool will undergo updates to be utilized by MISD students and Mesquite residents.
Due to open in the Spring of 2024, RWB partnered with WRA Architects for the complete renovation of the former Dallas College, Eastfield Campus, swimming pool, to be reopened as the new and first MISD-COM Aquatics Center.
This facility will feature two diving boards, (8) 25-yard swim lanes, (6) 25-meter swim lanes, new tile throughout, an updated pool finish, competition ready “Myrtha” gutter system, as well as a transparent Open-Aire aluminum structure to enclose the pool for use on cold or wet days.
The new Aquatics Center will be used to host MISD swim team practices and competition meets and provide swim lessons and other recreational uses for City of Mesquite residents.
- Size: 13,580 SF
- Budget: $9,700,000
- Completion Date: Spring 2024
- Location: Mesquite, TX
This Aquatics Center project encompasses the renovations to an older existing Dallas College, Eastfield Campus, outdoor swimming pool. The Mesquite ISD, in partnership with the City of Mesquite, will manage the new Aquatics Center.
This new center includes a modified pool body of water that is suitable for recreational use by all age groups as well as for competitive swimming and diving. It includes spectator seating areas and related support spaces. The Aquatics Center is fully enclosed with a combination of clear (slightly tinted) glass and polycarbonate panels on 2-1/2 sides and sloped clear roof panels. The pool area includes modern lighting and large diameter, low velocity, high volume fans for internal air circulation in spectator areas.
The space is heated and ventilated in the winter. In the summer, operable side and roof panels are opened to create a natural draft throughout the entire facility to limit indoor air temperatures, in conjunction with the central air handling unit which will continue to circulate and ventilate the indoor area to prevent excessive indoor temperatures and moisture levels.
The newly renovated facility will be open to Mesquite ISD students and City of Mesquite residents.