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KMB 2009 Award Recipients
The President's Plaque Award:

HCMA Turtle Cove Aquatic Center—Van Buren Township

HCMA Turtle Cove Aquatic Center In keeping with the Turtle Cove theme, three buildings were designed to replicate the indigenous turtles which are abundant in the Lower Huron Metropark, a member of the Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authority.

All buildings feature shell-like metal roofs, multi-colored masonry walls with reptilian-like patterns of glzed brick. The bathhouse, with reptilian-patterned windows, has a floor plan in the shape of a turtle.

Entering the complex by a roofed, gated entry one finds the bathhouse, spray pool, main pool, water slides, a lazy river and other water features. The exterior and interior colors are mainly Teal, Tan and Terra Cotta. Based on reports of those who have been to Turtle Cove, the facility is an overwhekning success.

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