Project Description

Augmenting the award-winning Monon Center in the Carmel Clay Park and Recreation’s 160-acre Central Park, is the 3.5-acre, 2,098-capacity Monon outdoor aquatic center.  Designed to provide multi-generational outdoor aquatic programming, the aquatic complex features a zero-edge depth activity pool; a four-lane, non-competition lap pool; a lazy river, a “kiddie” pool and children’s sprayground; two large water slides; a deep pool with a one-meter diving board and drop slide; and a bathhouse and a concession area, to which visitors are welcomed by a dynamic tensile fabric structure that is sculptural in nature, establishing a visual and salient identity for the outdoor complex, and providing a textile counterpoint to the brick, stone, steel and glass of the community center’s exterior.

YEAR: 2007

SIZE: 2,200 Bathers


2007 Indiana Park and Recreation Association Outstanding Park Facility

2007 – Midwest Construction Award of Merit: Public Works

2008 – Recreation Management Innovative & Architecture Design Award


  • Multi-Generational
  • Kiddie Pool
  • Lazy River
  • Waterslides
  • Spay Ground
  • Diving Board
  • Bathhouse
  • Concession Area


  • Pre-Design
  • Master Plan / Feasibility Study
  • Basic A&E Design Services
  • Grant / Referendum / Bond
  • Aquatics
  • Construction Administration