The Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Department has released 3D renderings of a new indoor/outdoor aquatic facility. It would replace the current pool at Spellerberg Park in central Sioux Falls.
"Spellerberg is our oldest facility. It's more than 40 years old. It really has a history of significant repairs. Every day, you open it in the Spring and wonder what you're going to find," said Parks and Recreation Director Don Kearney, "It's served us very well, but it's lived its useful life."
The new aquatic facility is far from a done deal. Sioux Falls residents will vote on whether to build an outdoor pool this spring.
Kearney tells KSFY News the 3D renderings are a good way to show the public exactly what they'll get for their money.
As far as the outdoor project's physical and economic footprint goes, Kearney says there were three main criteria designers had to consider:
- It cannot exceed the space taken up by the existing pool by more than 20% - The cost of the project must remain below $7.5 million - It has to be completed by the end of 2015.
If voters reject the new outdoor pool, an indoor facility would be considered.
Kearney expects to have the renderings up on the parks and recreation home page for everyone to see in the near future. Follow the link provided.
Thursday, February 20 2014 7:42 PM EST2014-02-21 00:42:09 GMT
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