Como Park swimming pool is closed
The City of Saint Paul Division of Parks and Recreation is planning a complete redevelopment of the Como Regional Park Pool and adjacent facilities located at Horton Avenue and Lexington Parkway in Como Regional Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
US Aquatics and Anthony Kell Architects will collaborate with the City Parks Design Staff & Planning Committee to design an aquatics facility “Master Plan” that Saint Paul Parks and Recreation and the Saint Paul community can support and be proud of.
The city wishes to develop a comprehensive design beyond just the Como Pool area which includes other adjacent proposed areas and uses:
Proposed Como Woodland Classroom
McMurray Field area
Vehicular circulation improvements and impacts for the entire study area
The overall project approach anticipates four (4) primary phases of work:
Phase I – Study area site analysis including traffic and circulation study, program development, preliminary design, and schematic design
Phase II – Design Development
Phase III – Construction Management
Phase I – October 2008 – March 2009
We currently have funding for phase I ($220,000) through Metro Parks but anticipate additional funding from 2010/11 CIB and Metro Parks.
Estimated Total Project Budget: $7.22 million
– Construction Budget: $5,921,220
– Design Engineering: $1,299,780
The Como Pool Planning Committee will have a representative from each of the following groups.
Parks & Rec Comm
District 10 Communty Council
District 6 Community Council
Star Swim Club
Lexington Pkwy Resident
Council Member Lee Helgen
Council Member Russ Stark
Youth Community – Regular User
Neighborhood Pool User
Click this link if you wish to fill out an application to be on the Como Pool Planning Committee
The Planning Committee recommendation goes to the Parks & Recreation Commission. The Parks & Recreation Commission then makes a recommendation to the Mayor of Saint Paul. The Mayor looks at it and judges whether it meets the Park’s Master Plan guidelines. The Mayor then sends the plan to the Saint Paul City Council who has the funding authority to pay for the project.
If all goes will ground breaking might happen in 2010.
The video below is from a public meeting presenting the Como Pool renovation process to the public. For more information, contact: City of St. Paul Park & Recreation Director, Bob Bierscheid, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Como Park Swimming Pool Planning Committee from Art Oglesby on Vimeo.