Glenwood Hot Springs reevaluated their aquatics program, working with DHM Design and Cloward H2O to envision new amenities that still remain true to the core identity of the facility. The team was charged with exploring design elements that provide enhanced activities for children and families while honoring the history of the site and European Spa character. Out of that assessment came some bold new ideas that re-energize this 130+ year old facility. Balancing the site’s existing character with the goals for improved function and maintenance was key. The chosen design includes an interactive fountain that will serve as a splash-pad for all ages by day and a show fountain at night; a zero-entry toddler pool with interactive spouts and nozzles; a kid’s pool with a waterfall, play area and three water slides; and an adventure river that is integrated into the slope of the hillside and simulates the thrill of tubing down a whitewater river. Above all, the goal was to elevate the visitor experience while respecting the resort’s contextual and cultural history.