Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Palmer and Wasilla Pool Improvements


This project will design and construct major improvements to both the Palmer and Wasilla swimming pools.

Project Benefits

The Palmer Pool locker rooms will be upgraded. A new vestibule will be added, renovations to the pool to promote lap swimming and competitive events and a recreational pool for family fun and swimming lessons are all included in the project. The Wasilla Pool will be upgraded to a six lane competition pool, a 1,600 square foot recreation pool will be added for family use and swimming lessons and both locker rooms will be renovated. The mechanical systems for both pools will be completely renovated as well.

Project Status

The lead designer is Architects Alaska and two public meetings were held to present the design and solicit public input. Orion Construction is the General Contractor for the Wasilla Pool. The contractor has mobilized to the site, 225,000 gallons of water has been drained from the pool and demolition is underway. Construction is scheduled for 2019 at Palmer High School.


Dave Steadman, MSB Project Manager (907) 861-7711

Project Cost

In October 2016 Mat-Su Borough voters approved a bond package that included $12,830,900 for improvements to both Palmer and Wasilla Pools.