Reconstruction of the 45-year-old wading pool begins this fall, new pool opens summer 2017
At its May 4 meeting, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) of Commissioners approved a plan to rebuild the Logan Park wading pool. The pool will be converted from its current circular design featuring a uniform 24-inch depth to a rectangular design featuring a sloping, zero-depth entry that gradually increases to a 24-inch depth.
A new mechanical building will be built next to the pool to prevent required pool infrastructure upgrades from harming the large elm tree between the pool and recreation center. The MPRB would like to thank the Logan Park Neighborhood Association for generously allocating $25,000 in Neighborhood Revitalization funds to add new water play features to the concept design.
A shade structure and additional benches may be added, depending on construction bids and additional fundraising efforts. The ornamental fence around the pool will be repainted and installed around the new pool with a new gate and posts.
The 45-year-old wading pool will remain open this summer for its final season. Construction will begin this fall, finish up next spring and the new wading pool is expected to open by summer 2017.
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