How We Got Here

With an aging outdoor pool, and a growing desire for year-round swimming opportunities, the CSRD, with support from the Town of Golden, sought input on the potential for something new: an indoor aquatic centre.

In the fall of 2019, the CSRD hired HCMA Architecture + Design to carry out a feasibility study that included receiving input from the community. The study determined priorities around functional programming, guiding principles, and vision for a new indoor aquatic centre. The overall goal was to ensure that a potential facility is anchored to the needs and identity of the community.

HCMA’s mandate was to work with the public, CSRD staff, and the Advisory Committee to determine whether there was a rationale for replacing the existing outdoor pool with an indoor aquatic facility. Understanding community views around current and future aquatics use was an important part of the project.