Aquatic Center at Butler Park

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About the Project

The North Port City Commission broke ground on a $12 million North Port Aquatic Center on June 30, 2018. The project is scheduled to be completed in July 2019.

The North Port Aquatic Center will include a 25-meter stretch pool, a lazy river, a kids activity pool with zero entry, two body flumes (or slides), a bowl slide, shade structures, a bath house with locker rooms, a small concession area, fencing, and more. The 25-meter stretch pool will be able to accommodate 25-yard or 25-meter lap swimming and competitions.

The City Commission also approved a contract with Kimley-Horn for the design, permitting, and construction management of the project. Click here to watch the City Commission special meeting on Monday, May 22, 2017.

The City Commission approved a construction contract with Recreational Design & Construction, Inc. on June 12, 2018. Click here to watch the City Commission meeting on June 12.

The Aquatic Center will be located across from the Morgan Family Community Center. For more information about daily admission rates or season passes, click here

At this time, the City has not determined any vending or concession needs for food or service providers.

For more information, contact Parks & Recreation at (941) 429-7275.

Project Concept

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 Project Photos

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Morning Cement Pouring November 2018

Project Timing

The estimated project schedule is as follows (and may change):

June 2017  Start Design Work
December 2017  Plans Complete
January 2018  Permitting Review
February 2018  Advertise for Bids
June 2018  Contract Award
July 2018  Begin Construction
July 2019  Open to the Public


Project History

The North Port Aquatic Center has been a vision of the local community for several years. The City of North Port has an Aquatic Center Master Plan, which was developed in 2010. Here is a look at some of the history.