We have the privilege of living in the Yellowstone River Valley. Water flows through our community everyday bringing life, health and refreshment. Water is necessary for survival, but put water in a big hole and kids and families not only survive but thrive. Water is one of our best recreational commodities. The challenge in Billings was that didn't have enough gathered in one place. We needed another pool! The goal of the capital campaign, Pool Together, was to raise $5.1 million to resource the construction of a public outdoor aquatic facility and community center that will benefit the entire community and region. Even before the loss of Athletic Pool our community lacked the aquatic facilities to accommodate our kids and families desiring a safe and fun place to enjoy an aquatic experience. In collaboration with Harvest Church, the Better Billings Foundation took the leadership role to unite the community behind the funding and construction of this state-of-the-art aquatic facility and community center. With the support of well over a thousand families and businesses the dream became a reality June 3, 2012. The BBF owns and operates the outdoor water park which is open to the public.
Aquatic Center Elements
- Zero-depth-entry swimming pool
- Water slides
- Wave generator
- Large interactive play feature
- Current channel
- Toddler pool with play features
- 5,600 sq. ft. facility
- Large meeting space
- Shower and lavatory facilities
- Dressing rooms
- Concession area
- Landscaped lawns
- Flower gardens
- Shade trees and shrubs
- Shelter areas
Possible Future Expansion
- Teaching/Exercise pool
- Expanded deck space and landscaping
- Additional enclosed flume water slide
- Easily accessible to entire community
- Designed to accommodate needs of physically challenged
The Better Billings Foundation continues to build relationships around the community to add additional amenities to The Oasis maintaining the excitement and viability of the facility.
Relationships fostered through this process are numerous and we celebrate the hundreds of partnerships of generous caring families, community-minded organizations, and granting agencies as well the City of Billings who have made our progress possible. We are truly grateful for those relationships and with The Oasis open and operating look forward to collaborate with others who share in our vision of a better Billings. We have more work to do and, we can’t do it without your support!
Be a part of this collaborative effort and help us make this state-of-the-art community project even more of a thrilling destination. This aquatic facility and community center is unmatched in functionality and fun in our region and will directly benefit the population of the entire region. Let’s pool together and make a splash
Visit The Oasis website for more information!