River City High School | City of West Sacramento Recreation Center

  West Sacramento
Date Completed:  2008 (High School) | 2009 (Recreation Center)
Services Provided:  Civil Engineering
Architect:  DLR Group 

  • 2010 Sacramento Magazine - Best of Sacramento: Best Municipal Investment in Fitness (Recreation Center)

Key Contributions:
  utilization of unsteady hydraulic modeling techniques to analyze varying storm drain flows and canal levels | detention pond and pump station design to attenuate site drainage and reduce downstream impact

Details:  103-acres | 280,000 SF | administrative, athletic and educational support buildings | main central plaza | multi-use stadium | joint use recreation and aquatic center

Cunningham Engineering is proud to be a part of this exciting high-performance campus concept.  Rivery City High School accommodates 2,000 students and is the largest school project ever built in the City of West Sacramento. The City's Recreation Center, a joint project with the Washington Unified School District, provides a variety of recreational amenities including a gymnasium, a cardiovascular center, a group exercise room, a climbing wall, locker rooms, eight tennis courts, and three pools in the aquatic center.

Project challenges included limited capacity in the Jefferson Blvd storm drain pipe immediately downstream and high water levels in the Morton East Canal where the Jefferson pipe discharges.