Fort Lauderdale Aquatics Center
The Fort Lauderdale Aquatics Center is situated on a man-made pier expending approximately 600 feet into the Intracoastal Waterway.
The City of Fort Lauderdale and its CRA sought to renovate the facility and ensure it meets aquatic competition requirements. The intent of the project was to restore and upgrade the Aquatic Center, ensuring that it remains an icon of Fort Lauderdale Beach.
The renovation included a new expanded FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation) compliant competition pool, diving pool, instruction pool, a 27 meter iconic dive tower – the tallest in North America, a spa for divers, grandstand for approximately 1,500 spectators, spectator restrooms, concessions, ticket office, pool deck and drainage system, as well as landscape beautification. KEITH provided surveying, subsurface utility engineering (SUE), planning, landscape architecture, and civil engineering services. KEITH was involved in all stages of the project.
“Fort Lauderdale is now home to the first pre-cast concrete dive tower in the world. When this entire peninsula is completed, there will be no other aquatic site that compares to what we have to offer in Fort Lauderdale,” said City Commissioner, Steve Glassman.