Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park Swimming Pool
The 1960s-era pool, with capacity for 3,500 swimmers, was renovated into a more delightful and accessible attraction for its thousands of annual visitors. The renovation occurred during the winter months to ensure no loss of a swimming season, despite the significant challenges of construction during cold weather. The new pool's concrete shell was constructed inside the park's original swimming pool, resulting in a surface area of nearly 42,000 square feet and a water volume of approximately 1.3 million gallons. A new zero-entry pool section now offers a slope toward a 9-foot deep end and is decorated with 26 colorful water spray features.
The successful completion of this high priority renovation reflects positively on New York's commitment to investing in its parks through NY Parks 100, an over $400 million initiative to improve all state parks by 2024. It has been heralded by community leaders and state officials. The pool was improved and reopened by the 2021 swimming season, which was a feat made possible by its winter construction. The renewed pool has also benefitted the economy by drawing visitors to Yorktown and Westchester County businesses.
CHA evaluated the original 1960s era outdoor aquatic facility and was responsible for the analysis and design of replacement or rehabilitation options for pumps, pool basin configuration, accessibility improvements, pool basin surfacing, filtration systems, backwash, surge tank, main drains, plumbing/piping components, deck area, gutter drains, generator, water play features, landscaping, lifeguard facilities, and filter building.
- 2021 ACEC New York Engineering Excellence Awards – Platinum Award (Special Projects)