Organizing Element

The Wade Walker Park Family YMCA Recreation Center and pool is the product of a partnership between DeKalb County and the Metro Atlanta YMCA. The building design centers around a welcoming multi-story lobby, which serves as the main entrance and organizing element for the aquatics, athletics and education programs.

Building Features

The lobby is a beacon to those approaching the building with large glass windows. Two main wings extend out from the lobby, providing plenty of natural light.

The new building features a natatorium, gymnasium with a full basketball court and a suspended running track above, an instructional pool, a whirlpool, an outdoor leisure pool and a sauna off the pool deck.

The building design centers around a welcoming multi-story lobby, which serves as the main entrance and organizing element for the aquatics, athletics and education programs.

ClientDeKalb County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural AffairsLocationStone Mountain, GeorgiaProject Size59,000 square feet