Aquatics Complex At Allan Witt Park

This year-round complex features an “OpenAire” natatorium with a retractable roof, a zero depth entry play area, a lazy river current for fun, therapy, and exercise; a six-lane activity pool with water slide and diving board; an outside shallow play area for kids with slides, climbing structures, water dumping, and water spray toys adjacent to a grassy area; an adjacent building for restrooms, lockers, concessions, and offices; and a modified site building to house the pool supplies and pumps.

The natatorium is provided with two energy recovery dehumidification systems designed to maintain ideal room humidity. This dehumidification process results in large quantities of rejected heat that is in turn used to heat the center, providing a substantial energy savings. In order to prevent condensation and water damage on the interior surfaces, twelve-foot diameter fans are used to circulate air over the glass/polycarbonate roof. To improve eye comfort, and breathing air quality for the swimmers, off-gassed chloramines on the surface of the water are swept away by lightly thrown air supply across the pool surface. This facility is a resounding success, allowing the city of Fairfield to provide a fun, revenue-generating aquatic center available to the community year-round.

City of Fairfield 

Fairfield, CA 

Stafford King Wiese Architects 

Project Value

Project Area
3 acres 

Completion Date

Mechanical Engineering
Plumbing Engineering
Title 24 Energy Analysis