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C.B. Smith Park Water Playground / Paradise Cove

Broward County, Florida, had exactly 26 weeks between swim seasons to completely renovate the aging aquatics complex at C.B. Smith Park. The Design/Build team at Recreational Design and Construction stepped up to the challenge and began synchronized design, demolition, permitting and construction in September 2003.

The result: A state-of-the-art, 4.69-acre, island-themed water world showcasing the hottest in leisure pool and water-play design including a meandering 484-foot Wacky Waterway outfitted with the latest New Braunfels General Store International interactive features, an infant-tot spray pool, a separate activity pool for those five and up, and seven waterslides totaling 1,070 feet.

Along with new pool and play features, the renovation called for Florida-friendly landscaping, a new entry pavilion, concession stand, accessible bathrooms, changing facilities, lighting protection system and state-of-the-art filtration equipment all designed and finished to complement the tropical theme. Using only the latest materials including resinous flooring and marine grade coatings, the entire complex is low maintenance and constructed to last.

Even though the $6.5 million project required almost a dozen separate permits and upwards of 110 workers around the clock, construction was completed on time, on budget, with no change orders, and opened to the public as scheduled on April 9, 2004.

Project Details


Broward County, Florida


Hollywood, Florida