Major remodel project to come to Island Park Pool in downtown Fargo
FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - The Fargo Park District says based on expert opinions, the Island Park Pool in downtown Fargo, along with the nearby bath house will need to be replaced.
Events and Aquatics Manager David Klundt says the primary reason for replacing the pool is because of the under ground cast iron pipes that have deteriorated over the course of them being there for 44 years. Klundt also adds that the relocation of the bath house would provide better flexibility when it comes to upgrading the locker rooms and also the concession area.
Right now, several potential models are being considered. Klundt says the models are based on feedback the Park District received from a survey that was sent to users in November. At that time, over 2,500 aquatic experts in pool design and aquatic programming responded.
Klundt says based on the feedback they received, the amenities that are being considered include a 50 meter lap pool with a diving well, diving boards, zero depth area with in water play features, two to three large waterslides, a lazy river and a new bath house with concessions and family friendly changing rooms. If all amenities are included, Klundt says the cost will be just under 16 million dollars.
The Park District is hoping to start demolition in the fall of 2021, construction in 2022 and the opening of the new aquatic facility would be sometime in 2023. The Park District Board and staff are still working to decide a final design.
The drawings for the potential models have been attached to this story.
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