The Friendship Center Natatorium includes warm-water pools and a
giant water slide, making it a truly unique facility. The 100 foot
long yellow slide plunges riders down a spiral flum to the
splash below. It is a journey that is taken by young and old alike.
The slide is the focal point of the "water park" area
in the natatorium. In addition to the giant slide, users enjoy the
adjacent zero depth entry pool, which slopes gradually to a depth
of 3.5 feet and features spray fountains for water play. Connected
to the leisure pool is a large therapy pool, to be used for learn-to-swim,
water aerobics and therapeutic activities. Water temperatures in
these two pools are 86 degrees Fahrenheit. This area of the natatorium
also contains a large whirlpool spa, with a water temperature of
approximately 102 degrees. Flanking the pools in the "water park" area is a six-lane competition pool ranging in depth from 4 to
5 feet at a temperature of 82 degrees. This pool features starting
blocks at the deep end and bleacher seating on the east side of
the natatorium. A doorway on the west side of the natatorium opens
onto a spacious sundeck, complete with patio furniture. Certified lifeguards staff the Natatorium at all times. Directly
off the natatorium are the men's, women's, and family locker rooms.
The natatorium is available for rentals.