Dimond Park design winner chosen

Posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Marketing and t-shirts for the Dimond Park Aquatic Center in Juneau will be looking a little snazzier come the pool's opening in January.

Logo Design By Jess Parks
Logo Design By Jess Parks

Local resident, environmental technician and lifeguard Jess Parks' design was selected as the winner of the city's community-wide logo contest in a blind judging.

The logo incorporates the center's name in a diamond shape, waves in different shades of blue, and the stars on the Alaskan state flag.

Catherine Pusich, a member of the Dimond Park Aquatic Center Task Force and one of eight judges for the contest, said she was looking for something that said "Community pool. All users welcome."

"All that in a logo that says 'Alaska' and is eye-catching," she said.

Parks' design will be used on promotional materials like t-shirts, water bottles and key chains, and in marketing tools throughout Southeast Alaska, said city Aquatics Manager Karin Richard-Jacobi.

Parks, who works for the state as an environmental technician and has worked as head lifeguard at the Augustus Brown swimming pool for the last seven years, said she agreed to pass along contest information to fellow board members of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council and entered the contest on a whim.

She won a year-long pass to both pools, a t-shirt and a water bottle.

"I can't wait to see the new pool. It's going to be great," Parks said. "It's crazy to have my logo on it. I was just hoping they would choose one I liked."

Dimond Park Aquatic Center is scheduled to open in January.

• Contact reporter Mary Catharine Martin at 523-2276 or maryc.martin@juneauempire.com.

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