A NEW WADING POOL FOR LOGAN PARK!
The wading pool at Logan Park is forty-five years old and will be completely reconstructed in the fall of 2016. Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board staff is hosting two open houses to share information about the project: Saturday February 27 from 11am-1pm and Wednesday March 23rd from 6-8 pm. Both events will be held at the Logan Park Recreation Center.
Because of accessibility requirements, the shape of the pool will change from circular to rectangular. One end of the new pool will have a zero-depth entry. The concrete deck, fencing, and benches will be replaced. A small new building for the pool’s mechanical systems and new utility connections may be required in order to protect other park features, such as the 48” Elm outside the recreation center. Depending on construction costs, spray features and/or shade structures may be added.
The wading pool was originally constructed in 1971. The pool is located in the east central portion of the park, south of the recreation center building and just west of the park’s parking lot. The wading pool is heavily used from mid-morning to late afternoon and draws from surrounding neighborhoods as well as those on the North Side. The 24” depth is popular with pool users. Neighborhood day care centers frequently use the pool.
A public hearing to approve the pool concept is anticipated in April. The project will be bid in May with construction to begin in the fall. The existing pool will be open this summer.
MPRB planning staff will be showcasing the project at other community events at the park, such as Tiny Tot Gym, the March Egg Hunt, and Arbor Day in April. For more information visit the project webpage at https://www.minneapolisparks.org/park_care_improvements/park_projects/current_projects or contact the project manager, Deb Bartels, at [email protected].