City of Arnold, MO

Community Recreation Center

The Arnold Recreation Center, designed by Hastings+Chivetta, has something for everyone. The main level contains the gymnasium with two 42-foot by 74-foot courts, electronic scoreboards, and bleachers seating over 180 spectators. The upper level houses a three-lane track and a lounge area with vending machines, billiards, foosball and other games. The fitness area provides state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight-training equipment. Wireless headphones can be used on the treadmills to watch one of four television screens.

The multipurpose room can seat 250 or be divided into three private rooms. A full-service kitchen, a party room for children and youth, administrative and staff offices, and a main control desk are also part of the new center’s amenities.

The 7,700 SF outdoor pool area, surrounded by mature trees, includes a spray pool, a play area, a current river, two whirlpools and two water slides. A special feature is the bowl slide; after climbing 30 feet into the air, swimmers slide through a water tube into a bowl, which spins them around before splashing them into the water below.

The 4,500 SF indoor, heated pool has three 25-yard lanes and an enclosed water slide that runs outside and then back inside. Other features include a bubble couch, a play area, a current river, and a vortex. A family changing room is also included.

The Arnold Recreation Center is on a wooded 23-acre site along with the Jefferson County College and City Library. The new center connects to the library through an enclosed walkway, offering members a truly comprehensive community center.


Project Details

    • Gross Square Feet
    • 56,810
    • Completion Date
    • 2005
    • Construction Cost
    • $12,061,912
    • City
    • Arnold
    • State
    • MO
    • Client Type
    • Public


    • 2005
    • Quality Concrete Award
    • Concrete Council of St. Louis