Community Aquatic Park & Center|
848 Main Street, #7, Billings, MT 59105
Location: Billings, Montana
Date Bid: June 2011 Construction Period: Oct 2011 to May
Total Square Feet: 6,730 Site: 4 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 6,730; total, 6,730 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 21’4”; total, 21’4”.
Basic Construction Type: New. Foundation: Cast-in-place,
reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU. Roof:
Asphalt shingles. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU,
wood stud drywall.
Structural & Civil Engineer: Dowl HKM - 222 North 32nd Street,
Billings, MT 59101
Structural Engineer: Krivonen Associates - 725 Grand Avenue,
Billings, MT 59101
General Contractor: TDavis Construction - 2544 Lake Heights
Drive, Billings, MT 59105
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: CTA - 13 N. 23rd Street,
Billings, MT 59102
Aquatic Designer: Aquatic Excellence - 1428 Rowan Dr.,
Georgetown, TX 78628
Site Utility Engineer: Great West Engineering, Inc. - 115 North
Broadway, #500, Billings, MT 59101
After the bond issue to build an aquatic facility for Billings, Montana
was defeated for the third time, Vern Streeter, lead pastor of the
Harvest Church saw the opportunity to put one of his church's visions,
"Community Focused" to use and the Better Billings Foundation was
formed. Leading the foundation, Streeter along with local area
businesses and generous community members were able to make their vision
a reality with the opening of the Oasis Community Aquatic Park and
Center on June 4, 2012.
The new facility boasts of a zero entry pool, current channel, play
pool, wave generator, interactive play structure, toddler pool, water
slides, and a community center with 2,400 square feet of meeting space,
concessions, restrooms, public and family dressing rooms, guard room and
offices. While the outdoor water park is open only during the summer,
the community center is available for use all year.
The land donated by the City is known as Sahara Park. It is south
sloping 6.7 acre lot overlooking Alkalai Creek which offers a
breathtaking view of the beautiful canyon type landscape. The upslope
from the site provides a natural wind break from the prevailing north
and north westerly winds. With the building and pools situated to
maximize the varying terrain, the masterplan envisions additional
amenities such as a lazy river, exercise and teaching pool along with
additional parking to creatively use the sloped terrain for maximum
impact. With the infrastructure in place the next element The Oasis
hopes to have in place is an additional enclosed tube water slide.