About the Facility
The Phillipsburg Aquatic Center was constructed in 2012/2013. This facility includes a large outdoor pool and an indoor therapy / exercise pool. Both pools are accessible by zero entry, ramping, or steps. The indoor facility opened to the public in February 2013 while the outdoor facility opened May 2013.
Locker rooms, showers, and restrooms are also a part of the facility.
Funding for the Facility
In 2011, residents of the City of Phillipsburg voted to approve a 1% sales tax to fund the construction and operation of the aquatic facility.
The following foundations, businesses and individuals very generously provided grants, sponsorships, and equipment for the facility:
Dane G. Hansen Foundation Tamko Building Products
Albert Morgan & Leona Morgan Foundation Fred & Marie Robinson
Darwin & Lorene Cole Foundation Jerol & Sherry Robinson
Esther & Carl Merklein Foundation First National Bank & Trust
Ed East & Lucille Dawe Charitable Trust Steve & Lisa Schmidt
Farmers National Bank Brian & Celina Fisher
Blaine & Stacee VanKooten Coomes, Inc.
Golden Plains Credit Union - Phillipsburg Employees
Design & Construction
In 2010, the City of Phillipsburg appointed a committee to advise the City. The following served as committee members: Lisa Schmidt; Sue Kipp; Dorene Hobbs; Jack Witmer; Stuart Thompson; Roxanne Bartels; Tad Thompson; Regan Bartels; Sabrina Voorhees; Seth Derr.
Spangenberg Phillips Tice Architecture, Wichita, Kansas and Larkin Aquatics, Kansas City, Missouri designed the facilty.
Branco Enterprises, Inc. of Neosho, Missouri served as the general contractors.