River Rapids Waterpark
Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri
Square Footage: Lazy River: Approx. 6,000 sf; Zero Entry Leisure Pool: Approx. 4,000 sf; Wet Play Area: Approx. 1,500 sf; Competition Pool: 3,445 sf
Cost: Approx. $5,000,000
Services Rendered: Architectural Design
iDS, in conjunction with Councilman Hunsaker aquatic consultants worked together to design a water park for Ste Genevieve County. This project consists of multiple water features and associated support spaces to bring a fun and exciting water play area to an already growing sports and rec component of the community. An existing recreation complex with indoor pool, exercise, gymnasium, library and meeting rooms already sits on the adjoining site. This great complex also includes a new indoor recreation building housing basketball courts, racquetball courts, meeting spaces, admin area and tenant space, that is currently under construction and will be directly tied into the new water park with a pedestrian bridge. The facility features water activities that vary in use, size and functionality to provide opportunities for play and relaxation of all age groups.
The spacious deck space that surrounds and encompasses the water features allows for easy access to all areas while providing plenty of areas for lounging, sun bathing and an eating area. The water park will also have support building that house such spaces as the ticket entrance booth, admin space, family changing areas, showers, locker area, concession and all needed support and mechanical spaces for the facility. A portion of the site also includes parking for around 250 spaces and is connected to additional parking by a pedestrian bridge as mentioned previously.
The water park opened in July of 2019.