Frances Meadows Aquatic Center

Location: Gainesville, Georgia
Client: City of Gainesville Parks & Recreation

Lose & Associates, in conjunction with aquatics designer Markey and Associates, completed the master plan design and construction documentation for this 46,457-square-foot aquatic facility. Phase 1 construction documents were prepared for the mass grading and utility infrastructure to expedite the construction process ahead of the completion of the facility and building plans. Site work began in the fall of 2006. Phase 2 construction documents were subsequently prepared for the aquatic center package, including the buildings, pools, and site finish work. Construction was completed on August 30, 2008 with the city’s formal dedication ceremony on September 17, 2008.


  • 10-lane, 25-yard indoor competition pool plus a four-lane therapy pool
  • Interactive pools: a splash pad featuring various spray play features and a pool with zero-depth entry, a current channel, a vortex and intertwining circular slides
  • Interior spaces including: lobby / reception area with staff offices, two community / activity rooms, concession area, pump rooms and outdoor mechanical spaces, catering kitchen facilities and other support amenities