Post by the Hawthorne Hawkman, photo from the Bike Cops for Kids blog.
The wading pool at Farview Park will be getting a $500,000 makeover and various other improvements will be made to Hawthorne's park this year. A press release for an upcoming meeting on May 18, 6:30 at Farview can be found here. Or you can read it after the jump...
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to hold public hearing for proposed new wading pool at Farview Park
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) will hold a public hearing on proposed plans for replacing the wading pool at Farview Park on May 18 at 6:30 p.m., at the MPRB headquarters, 2117 W River Road. A Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting was held in March to gather ideas and suggestions from the neighboring community. The CAC helped determine the site of the new pool in the park and pool features to be included, and provided ideas and suggestions on options for rest rooms and other site amenities.
As part of its 2011-2016 approved capital improvement program, the MPRB has allocated $500,000 toward the replacement of the Farview Park wading pool and related site improvements. New water-saving and other updated engineering features will eliminate the plumbing and water seepage issues, which closed the 1950s-era pool last summer. Construction is expected to begin late this summer or early fall with the goal to have the new wading pool ready for the 2012 pool season. The current wading pool will remain closed for the 2011 summer season.
The wading pool and site improvement plan, which incorporates comments and suggestions received at the March CAC meeting, will be presented to the board for approval following the public hearing.