Local designer Paul Kweton submits for reader review his proposed Bayou City-proud Memorial Park outdoor competition and training pool for swimmers and triathletes.
“The pool offers a 50m competition pool flanked on both sides with 100m training pools,” writes Kweton, who is also known as “Paulbaut.” Hence the functional Nazca Line-like proposal’s name: the H-TOWN Outdoor Pool.
The plan calls for the pool to go in just inside the eastern edge of the park, in a large traffic island encircled by Memorial Loop Dr. and E. Memorial Loop Dr., just north of Beck’s Prime, west of 2 ball fields and east of the Tennis Center.
Turns out the “H” could stand for more than just H-Town: one of the two 100m pillars would be heated.
An airy pavilion with coffeeshop and changing rooms (and an intensely grooving young lady) is also part of his plan.
Recently ravaged by both Ike and the 2011 drought, Memorial Park is in the early stages of the Memorial Park Long-Range Master Planning Initiative, an overhaul of the giant playground’s ecology and amenities that planners say could take 20 years to fully implement.
- H-Town Outdoor Pool (Paulbaut.com)
Renderings: Paul Kweton