Bunker Beach Water Park is Minnesota’s largest outdoor aquatic facility. Numerous improvements and features have been made since the facility’s construction in 1988, but deterioration of the original pool mechanical concrete structure prompted completion of a comprehensive asset preservation analysis of the entire facility. The result of that process, conducted by Counsilman-Hunsaker, led to a recommendation—approved by the Anoka County Board—to replace the existing wave pool and add other features such as a children’s area, restrooms and maintenance support facility.
292 Design Group worked with the Anoka County Board on realizing these recommendations. The improved facilities include a 17,000-square-foot wave pool with children’s lagoon; family restrooms and locker room; a maintenance office and garage; and expanded pool deck with private rental areas.