690 13th Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Louis Peters Phone: 612-230-6454 Email: LPeters@minneapolisparks.org
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Concept Plan [JPG]
Current Phase: Construction Construction: Summer 2018 to Spring 2019
New wading pool and roof coming to Logan Park and Recreation Center Construction starts this summer!
Construction starts this summer! At its May 16 meeting, the The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) approved the contract to replace the wading pool at Logan Park. Timing for the construction phase of this project allows the pool to be open for most of the summer: Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 30, […]
The bids received in June for the reconstruction of the wading pool were considerably higher than available project funds. The MPRB had hoped to start construction in the fall of 2016. Instead the MPRB will seek additional funds and project cost savings to rebid the project in early 2017.
- Construction document preparation
Fall 2016 – Spring 2018
- Project on hold while MPRB seeks additional funds
- Rebid project and award bid
- Existing pool open for use through late July
Summer-Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
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Before engagement with the community began in late winter of 2016, it was determined that the existing mechanical room for the pool, located in the Recreation Center near the south entrance, could not be re-used without significant damage to a 60” Elm tree and to play equipment. The engineering consultant also established that drilling the new mechanical lines under the playground and tree was not a feasible option. Since a new mechanical building (located next to the new pool) was not foreseen when the project budget was established, it became apparent that amenities such as water features and shade structures would not be affordable within the project scope. The basic project scope included a new pool basin with zero-depth entry and new concrete deck, new mechanical systems (required by code), fencing, and four benches. The Logan Park Neighborhood Association stepped forward in April to offer up to $25,000 in neighborhood funds for extra pool amenities, prioritizing water play features for the younger and older children. A shade structure was the next most important amenity to those polled. Two open houses we held to share information about the project and discuss community preferences for options related to unfunded amenities. Project information boards were posted continuously in the Recreation Center from February through April, prior to the public hearing for the wading pool concept approval. The boards polled preferences for amenities over and above the basic wading pools replacement. In addition to the open houses specifically related to the wading pool project, MPRB planning staff attended Logan Park programs and events to share project information:
- Tiny Tot Gym on February 12
- Egg Hunt on March 25
The MPRB wishes to encourage participation by everyone to our programs, activities, and services. If you feel you need an accommodation in order to fully participate because of a disability or language interpretation need, please call Planning at (612)230-6472 (or the Minnesota Relay System at 711) or email email@example.com in advance of the meeting so arrangements can be made prior to the meeting.
April 20, 2016 – Public Hearing Presentation [PDF]