With the 2024 Olympic Games coming along, a great water park is getting built in Saint-Denis (93) at the Plaine Saulnier site. It will be located just accross the Stade de France and connected to it through a bridge spanning the A1 highway.
Thought and built especially for the Olympics, the water complex should include a covered competition basin bordered by two training basins, a diving pit and a water-polo basin. It will be able to host 15.000 spectators. The competition and training basins should be entirely dismantled at the end of the games just like the olympic tribune, certainly in the optic to be reinstalled in other sectors of Seine-Saint-Denis contrary to the water-polo basin and the diving pit which should be maintained at the Plaine Saulnier with a 2500 places tribune for the population and to host regional or national competitions.
This option would help to reconcile a non-negligeable legacy for the hosting territory and its inhabitants without having too much costs of management and exploitation. The organisers see in this option a longevity commitment.
Paris 2024 wishes to adopt a lasting approach concerning the equipments built up for the Olympic Games to promote sport development on its territory, and especially in Seine-Saint-Denis, that has much to offer for sport. After the Olympics, the water park will welcome †the national training center and the French swimming federation headquarters. It will also be opened for the inhabitants and added to the list of the different pools and water parks opened to the public in the North-East area of Paris.
Other nautical bases will be used as training sites for the Olympic Games: