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Updates on construction, staffing, operations and more

Grand opening: Date coming soon! The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) is on track to open its first year-round, indoor swimming facility in early spring. Watch for a save-the-date announcement for the grand opening for both the aquatics center and the renovated fitness center, as soon as a date is confirmed. In the meantime, read […]

We’re hiring!

Park Board is hiring 6 full-time employees; part-time positions to be listed soon  With construction of the Phillips Aquatics Center project in its final phase, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) is getting ready to open the first and only indoor swimming facility in the Minneapolis park system. Preparations include recruiting, hiring and training […]

Join us March 28 to celebrate a splashy project in Phillips

Please join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and many Phillips Community Center supporters for a groundbreaking celebration on Tuesday, March 28 at 1 pm. The event launches a renovation and expansion project that will add a new aquatics facility to the existing community center. The project includes the restoration of a six-lane pool, […]

Construction to start spring 2017

Construction is planned to begin this spring, dependent on the weather and winter thaw. Stay tuned for an announcement of a groundbreaking event to celebrate this milestone and everyone’s participation in this process!

MPRB approves contruction contract

On November 30, 2016, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) of Commissioners approved the bid award for construction of the Phillips Community Aquatics Center. An update of the project scope was presented [PDF] and includes: renovation of the existing 6-lane pool, aquatics reception desk, and spectator area addition of new 4-lane pool with family/flexible […]

Updates to design and construction schedule

Design changes  The plan layout for the aquatics facility remodeling and addition at the Phillips Community Center has improved since the schematic design was presented and approved by the MPRB Commissioners in October 2015. Based on recommendations from recreation center staff to improve safety and building management, the remodeled building will continue to have only […]

Schematic Design Approved

On October 21, 2015, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) of Commissioners approved the schematic design [PDF] of renovations planned for the Phillips Community Center Aquatics Facility.

Public Hearing Planned

A Public Hearing to present the Community Advisory Committee (CAC)-approved schematic design for the Phillips Community Center Aquatics Facility is planned for October 7, 2015 at 6:30 at the MPRB Headquarters located at 2117 West River Road in Minneapolis. 

Community Meetings Scheduled

Two public community meetings were held to provide input and review the schematic design proposal for a renovated aquatics center at Phillips Community Center. September 14, 2015 – Meeting #2 Summary August 24, 2015 – Meeting #1 Summary

Closure of Facilities

The Phillips Community Center is planned to remain open during construction of the aquatics renovation.