"The recreation and aquatic center offers best-in-class design and amenities...and is a place for everyone. [We] hope that all of our residents look to this facility as a source of pride and connection."
Promoting unity in the heart of the city.
Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the recreation and aquatic center was strategically built between the King Memorial MARTA station, the Atlanta Streetcar, and the Edgewood Avenue corridor for community accessibility. Unity and inclusion is paramount in the design of the entire facility - from its siting and location to the all-encompassing roof to accessibility measures. The impressive 25-yard lap pool - nestled directly in the entryway and exposed behind a glass exterior wall - serves as a symbol of progress and as an extension of the Civil Rights leader’s ideals for something that was once used in the machinery of racism, segregation and divisiveness. The facility serves as a vibrant public gathering space for the local community and inspires a sense of pride and connection among residents.