Larkin Aquatics was honored to be part of the new Fort Scott Aquatic Center. This exciting project replaced a historical WPA (Works Project Administration) facility built in 1936. The original swimming pool had been a source of pride for generations of Fort Scott citizens. The City and Larkin Aquatics worked tirelessly to continue that legacy, while providing the community with a state-of-the-art facility.
Throughout the project, City staff and Larkin Aquatics tackled the challenges of providing a modern aquatic facility while preserving the classic character of the original facility. One example of this type of preservation was the restoration of the original brick seating area. Restoring the terraced seating maintained the facility’s dramatic backdrop.
Another challenge for the Larkin Aquatics team was achieving the City’s desire to have a configuration that accommodated a wide variety of programming options. This was accomplished by creating ample space to manage large swimming competitions, while still providing opportunities for general leisure swimming.