Goal #7

Construct a High Quality Aquatic and Recreation Center at McCowan Park


1. Review financial viability of competition pool

2. Develop Design Documents

3. Develop Construction Documents

4. Issuance for Construction Submission to the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR)

5. Implement Construction of the Aquatic/Rec Center


3rd Quarter Update
July 2023

As of Q3, the design drawing phase of the project has been underway with weekly meeting between project partners and City staff to ensure that the project meets the needs of the DeSoto community, addresses long-term maintenance concerns, and is constructed within budget. The project team is working on reaching the 50% Guaranteed Maximum Price project marker with the Construction Manager at Risk in Q4.  

2nd Quarter Update
April 2023

In Q2, the City Council approved a contract with the City's selected Owners Representative firm who worked with the Architect and Construction Manager at Risk to complete 100% of the schematic design of the new facility. The final schematic design was presented to the City Council in March 2023. The Aquatic & Recreation Center facility is now in the design drawing phase, with construction to begin in the first calendar quarter of 2024.