Cheyenne Aquatic Center receives the 2015 Award of Merit for small construction projects

CHEYENNE – The new City of Cheyenne Aquatic Center has received the 2015 Award of Merit for small construction projects under $10 million from the Engineering News-Record Mountain States Division. Engineering News-Record provides engineering and construction news, analysis, commentary and data that construction industry professionals need to do their jobs more effectively. ENR reports on the top design firms, both architects and engineers, and the top construction companies as well as projects in the United States and around the world. Engineering News-Record Mountain States focuses on work in Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Kansas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Utah. The Cheyenne Aquatic Center was completed in May at a cost of $6.6 million. The majority of funds came from the Specific Purpose Tax Ballot approved by Cheyenne and Laramie County voters in 2012. The new section of the Aquatic Center includes a play structure, zero-depth entry, new slides, a lazy river, water basketball, and warm water lap lanes. The remodeled portion of the center includes new family/assisted changing rooms, modern-looking locker rooms, an updated entrance, a climbing wall, and new staff offices. The remodeled portion of the pool opened in November 2014. The Municipal Pool was built in Lions Park in 1976 and went through a renovation in 1992. The spray park was added in 2006 and remains intact. AP Wyoming was the general contractor for the project, and Noel Griffith Jr. & Associate along with Barker, Rinker, Seacat were the architects. #shortgo