Aquatics in Bridgeton Recreation Center

Multigenerational community center promotes indoor-outdoor connections.


The Bridgeton Recreation Center replaces an outdated 1980’s building with a new state-of-the-art comprehensive facility. The recreation center enhances the well being of the entire community by offering a diversity of family-oriented activities not available in the old community center.  Most notably, the aquatic amenities include a 5,000 square foot leisure pool with three 25-yard lap lanes, a current channel, underwater benches, and a waterslide.  The combination of an interactive play structure and lap pool is enjoyed by community members of all ages.  The natatorium is completely accessible thanks to a zero-entry beach and both ramp and stair entries.

The new Recreation Center is sited northwest of the former location of the facility, allowing its continued use during construction. The main lobby, which is entered through the upper level, overlooks the natatorium and gymnasium below. The upper level running/jogging track encircles a two-court gymnasium below and provides expansive views to a wooded area. Secured access to the building’s “activity zones” is managed by staff at the upper level control desk. Park and recreation offices, meeting rooms, game room and aerobics room are located in a “free zone” that is accessible without check in at the control desk. Lower level amenities include a party room, cardio/free weights and two courts.  The project was funded by a voter-approved sales tax used to bond the construction funds.

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City of Bridgeton, MO celebrates grand opening of new recreation center

City of Bridgeton, MO celebrates grand opening of new recreation center
The City of Bridgeton, MO celebrated the grand opening of the new Hastings+Chivetta-designed Recreation Center on Saturday. A large crowd of residents came out to get a first look at the 53,275 SF state-of-the-art facility, which replaces an outdated 1980s … Continued