Cascade Falls Aquatic Center

Nilles Associates was subcontracted to create the site plan for Water’s Edge Aquatic Design & SVPA Architects. The parking lot design features grassed swale medians and child-centered circulation including a drop off lane and bus parking. The lot also serves the adjacent elementary school with additional stalls for school events. The perimeter landscaped berms provide screening without blocking cooling breezes. A native bio-cell treats storm water runoff from the site. At 20,000 square feet Cascade Falls Aquatic Center is one of the largest municipal aquatic centers in Iowa.

Project Details

  • 10 acres
  • SW Cascade Falls Drive & SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny, IA
  • Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture